Aerospike is the company behind the Aerospike open source NoSQL distributed database which has a horizontally scalable high-speed lightweight data layer.

Aerpspike delivers a next-generation Hybrid Memory Database that powers some of the world's leading Web-scale real-time big data driven platforms in digital advertising and omni-channel marketing, including AppNexus, BlueKai, Chango, The Trade Desk and [x +1]. The first SSD and flash-optimized, in-memory, operational NoSQL database with ACID properties.

Aerospike, formerly known as Citrusleaf, was founded in 2009 by database and networking industry veterans CTO Brian Bulkowski and Vice President of Engineering & Operations Srini V. Srinivasan. The company rebranded to Aerospike in 2012. The company is based in Mountain View, California.

Aerospike Database is written in C, and operates in three layers: a flash optimized data layer, a self-managed distribution layer and a cluster-aware client layer. The distribution layer is replicated across data centers to ensure consistency. The replication also allows the database to remain operational when an individual server node fails or is removed from the cluster. The smart client layer is used to track the cluster configuration in the database, and manages communications in the server node.

Aerospike is used in Financial Services, Banking, Telecommunications, Technology, Retail, E-commerce, Adtech, Martech and Online Gaming. It's customers include Adobe, Airtel, FlipKart, Kayak, Nielsen, Nokia, and Snap.


Aerospike is backed by New Enterprise Associates, Alsop Louie Partners, Eastward Capital Partners, Triangle Peak Partners, CNTP, Silicon Valley Bank and others. The company raised $32M from a "Series D" financing on Nov 18, 2019. This brings Aerospike's total funding to $62M to date. The company has also acquired AlchemyDB in Aug 28, 2012.



  • Year founded: 2009
  • Funding Info: $62M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series D)- Aerospike has also acquired AlchemyDB on Aug 28, 2012.
  • Yearly Revenue: $10M-$20M (2019)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Mountain View
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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