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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Apache Phoenix vs. Faircom DB vs. FoundationDB

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Apache Phoenix vs. Faircom DB vs. FoundationDB

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseNative high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.73
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score3.26
Rank#94  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score0.44
Rank#247  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
#116  Relational DBMS
Score1.29
Rank#152  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgphoenix.apache.orgwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbwww.foundationdb.org
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsphoenix.apache.orglearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directoryapple.github.io/­foundationdb
DeveloperApache Software FoundationApache Software FoundationFairCom CorporationFoundationDB
Initial release2012201419792013
Current release1.19.0, June 20215.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 2019V12, November 20206.2.28, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaANSI C, C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,schema-free infosome layers support schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresno infosome layers support typing
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 indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionssupported in specific SQL layer only
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBCADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
Supported programming languagesC++C
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++in SQL-layer only
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Linearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesin SQL-layer only
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDtunable from ACID to Eventually ConsistentACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filesno
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Specific characteristicsAchieve Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Per Second on A Single Database Server...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features SQL Key-value store and navigational NoSQL API Indexed binary objects...
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Typical application scenariosReal-time transaction processing solutions leverage FairCom DB because its NoSQL...
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Key customersMicrosoft, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, Commvault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of FairCom DB are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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