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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Axibase vs. FoundationDB vs. Google Cloud Datastore

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Automatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud Platform
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument 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
Score1.06
Rank#143  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#247  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score0.86
Rank#161  Overall
#23  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#78  Relational DBMS
Score4.81
Rank#67  Overall
#12  Document stores
Websitealtibase.comaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.foundationdb.orgcloud.google.com/­datastore
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualsgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdapple.github.io/­foundationdbcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docs
DeveloperAltibaseAxibase CorporationFoundationDBGoogle
Initial release1999201320132008
Current release7.1, July 2017155856.2.11, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++JavaC++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringno infosome layers support typingyes, details here
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92SQL-like query languagesupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like query language (GQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsyesin SQL-layer onlyusing Google App Engine
TriggersyesyesnoCallbacks using the Google Apps Engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replicationyesMulti-Master replication using Paxos
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoin SQL-layer onlyyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor paths
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of Transactions
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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AltibaseAxibaseFoundationDBGoogle Cloud Datastore
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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