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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. FoundationDB vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. FoundationDB vs. Microsoft Azure Search vs. Postgres-XL

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Search-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Search engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.40
Rank#255  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score1.32
Rank#150  Overall
#25  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#73  Relational DBMS
Score6.85
Rank#58  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score0.68
Rank#213  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storewww.foundationdb.orgazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperAlibabaFoundationDBMicrosoft
Initial release2016201320152014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release6.2.28, November 2020V110 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-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.nonoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnosupported in specific SQL layer onlynoyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C#
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoin SQL-layer onlynouser defined functions
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsACIDnoACID infoMVCC
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensnoyes infousing Azure authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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