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DBMS > Altibase vs. FoundationDB vs. Teradata Aster

System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. FoundationDB vs. Teradata Aster

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Platform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.06
Rank#170  Overall
#84  Relational DBMS
Score1.35
Rank#146  Overall
#24  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comwww.foundationdb.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualsapple.github.io/­foundationdb
DeveloperAltibaseFoundationDBTeradata
Initial release199920132005
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 20216.2.28, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free infosome layers support schemasFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingyes
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.noyes infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92supported in specific SQL layer onlyyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsin SQL-layer onlyR packages
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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