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DBMS > Amazon Redshift vs. FoundationDB vs. Lovefield

System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. FoundationDB vs. Lovefield

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
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
Trend Chart
Score22.23
Rank#32  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score1.80
Rank#161  Overall
#27  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#75  Relational DBMS
Score0.64
Rank#268  Overall
#122  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftgithub.com/­apple/­foundationdbgoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftapple.github.io/­foundationdbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)FoundationDBGoogle
Initial release201220132014
Current release6.2.28, November 20202.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++JavaScript
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeyesschema-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.nono
Secondary indexesrestrictednoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonin SQL-layer onlyno
TriggersnonoUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemin SQL-layer onlyyes
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, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono

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