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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. FoundationDB vs. IBM Cloudant

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. FoundationDB vs. IBM Cloudant

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.39
Rank#258  Overall
#11  Wide column stores
Score1.44
Rank#146  Overall
#25  Document stores
#27  Key-value stores
#70  Relational DBMS
Score3.47
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storewww.foundationdb.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudant
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmapple.github.io/­foundationdbcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperAlibabaFoundationDBIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release201620132010
Current release6.2.28, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Erlang
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingno
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.nono
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnosupported in specific SQL layer onlyno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoin SQL-layer onlyView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyLinearizable consistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensnoAccess rights for users can be defined per database

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