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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. FoundationDB vs. SwayDB

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score23.14
Rank#29  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score1.11
Rank#162  Overall
#26  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
#81  Relational DBMS
Score0.11
Rank#306  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.foundationdb.orgswaydb.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftapple.github.io/­foundationdb
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)FoundationDBSimer Plaha
Initial release201220132018
Current release6.2.11, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCC++Scala
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingno
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 indexesrestrictednono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardsupported in specific SQL layer onlyno
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
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonin SQL-layer onlyno
Triggersnonono
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 consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDAtomic execution of operations
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono

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