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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonHugeGraph  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.A fast-speed and highly-scalable Graph DBMSMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Graph DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.41
Rank#256  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Score1.39
Rank#149  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#283  Overall
#21  Graph DBMS
Score5.60
Rank#76  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbwww.foundationdb.orggithub.com/­hugegraphhsqldb.org
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmapple.github.io/­foundationdbhugegraph.github.io/­hugegraph-dochsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.html
DeveloperAlibabaFoundationDBBaidu
Initial release201320182001
Current release6.2.28, November 20200.92.6.1, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infobased on BSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Unix
All OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modes
Data schemeyesschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infoalso supports composite index and range indexyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyessupported in specific SQL layer onlynoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
TinkerPop Gremlin
HTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Groovy
Java
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesin SQL-layer onlyasynchronous Gremlin script jobsJava, SQL
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingyes infodepending on used storage backend, e.g. Cassandra and HBasenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesyes infodepending on used storage backend, e.g. Cassandra and HBasenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonovia hugegraph-sparkno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyLinearizable consistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesin SQL-layer onlyyes infoedges in graphyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoUsers, roles and permissionsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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