DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Amazon DocumentDB vs. FoundationDB vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison Amazon DocumentDB vs. FoundationDB vs. Postgres-XL

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionFast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed MongoDB-compatible database serviceOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.15
Rank#163  Overall
#28  Document stores
Score1.27
Rank#151  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#74  Relational DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#111  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­documentdbwww.foundationdb.orgwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourcesapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperFoundationDB
Initial release201920132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release6.2.28, November 202010 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnosupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoin SQL-layer onlyuser defined functions
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-availability zones for high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possiblein SQL-layer onlyyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-document operationsACIDACID infoMVCC
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Amazon DocumentDBFoundationDBPostgres-XL
Recent citations in the news

Amazon DocumentDB adds Global Clusters
2 June 2021, ZDNet

Amazon Adds Global Clusters to DocumentDB
9 June 2021, InfoQ.com

Amazon DocumentDB Adds Global Cluster Support
8 June 2021, iProgrammer

Amazon Adds Global Cluster to DocumentDB
22 June 2021, Illinoisnewstoday.com

news digest: GCC updates its copyright assignment policy, AWS introduces global clusters to Amazon DocumentDB, and the Swan Lake beta release of Ballerina - SD Times
3 June 2021, SDTimes.com

provided by Google News

2014 - NoSQL Has Its Day
1 June 2021, Datanami

Key Value Database Market Expected to Witness High Growth over the Forecast to 2027 By Major industry Players: Redis Labs, Aerospike, Couchbase, Amazon Web Services (AWS), ArangoDB – The Courier
18 June 2021, The Courier

Mobile Power Generation Equipment Rentals Market Report 2021 by Top Key Players: MongoDB, Oracle, Teradata, Fujitsu, Google, FoundationDB – The ERX News
23 June 2021, The ERX News

FoundationDB, a very interesting NoSQL database owned by Apple, is now an open-source project
19 April 2018, GeekWire

FoundationDB Goes Open Source
23 April 2018, Datanami

provided by Google News

Interview with Frank Huerta and Mason Sharp on PostGres-XL
13 May 2014, opensource.com

Building a scalable PostgreSQL solution
14 April 2019, Packt Hub

PostgreSQL vs. Hadoop
20 August 2016, DZone News

The States Can't Blockchain - CoinDesk
1 March 2020, Coindesk

When PostgreSQL Doesn't Scale Well Enough
18 April 2016, DZone News

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Software Developer
State Farm, Tempe, AZ

Senior WW GTM - Amazon DocumentDB
Amazon Web Services, Inc., New York, NY

Sr Data Architect, NoSQL - Nationwide Opportunities
Amazon Web Services, Inc., United States

Senior Manager, Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility)
Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc., Seattle, WA

Timeseries DB Specialist SA
Amazon Web Services, Inc., United States

Senior Business Intelligence Engineer
OpenVPN Inc., Remote

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database Machine Learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

Present your product here