Aerospike Costs Five Times Less than Cassandra and Performs Better in DataStax’s Own Benchmark (January 14, 2016)


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Posted on January 14, 2016

Written by Tibor Szaboky, Sr. Performance Engineer at Aerospike, Inc.

DataStax recently commissioned End Point, an independent firm, to conduct a series of performance tests to stress test Apache Cassandra, HBase, MongoDB and Couchbase. According to the firm’s benchmark test results, Cassandra outperformed the other three NoSQL databases.

Aerospike was disappointed that we were not included in this evaluation. When End Point’s tests were published, we decided to benchmark our database against Cassandra in the test cases that require “speed at scale”, Aerospike’s mission. We ran the benchmark and published the detailed test results, which we published in this blog post.

In summary, we found that on the test cases we ran, Aerospike dramatically outperformed Cassandra. Most remarkably, Aerospike did so with a tremendous cost advantage over its competitor, as the cost to run Aerospike came in at about 20% (yes, one-fifth) of the cost to run Cassandra.