Aerospike Adds Geospatial Indexing to NoSQL Database

Modern applications require a high-performance database that can manage and process increasingly higher volumes, velocities and varieties of data without performance degradation as the applications scale. To address increasing demands, Aerospike has released version 3.7 of its NoSQL database with new features that enable more personalized applications, more efficient operations, and greater stability across public and private clouds.

“Aerospike 3.7 builds on our core mission of speed at scale by providing a set of features that can enable rich, context-aware applications,” said Brian Bulkowski, Aerospike CTO and co-founder.

According to the vendor, Aerospike uniquely combines the persistence and caching layers into one—providing DRAM performance for the price of NAND Flash—to eliminate server sprawl enable simplified approach that provides speed at scale for mission-critical applications.

New functionality of the latest release includes geospatial indexing to bring more immediacy and physical reference points to applications. With the enhanced geospatial support, Aerospike can now store GeoJSON objects and execute various queries, allowing an application to track rapidly change geospatial objects or simply ask the question “what’s near me.” Google’s S2 library and Geo Hashing are used to encode and index these points and regions.

The new release also adds streamlined list operations that make it possible to change data in a list directly on the server and remove the need to transfer data in order to manipulate the data set, while cluster stability advances that eliminate disruption from cloud provider infrastructure changes or ongoing maintenance. And, for developers, the recently announced Async C Client 4.0 provides pipelining capabilities that provide dramatic improvements in efficiency when working over WAN networks.

Aerospike 3.7 also adds additional capabilities that make it faster and easier for developers and IT teams to create and manage innovative new applications, including improved statistics for migrations; improved management for data migration; and the option to use local time in log messages.

The 3.7 release, Bulkowski, “sets the stage for future development and additional features that meet the needs of our users and provide the best developer experience possible.”

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