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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Apache Phoenix vs. FoundationDB

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

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonApache Phoenix  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 HBaseOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument 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
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Score2.49
Rank#111  Overall
#19  Document stores
#55  Relational DBMS
Score3.11
Rank#95  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score1.35
Rank#146  Overall
#24  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgphoenix.apache.orgwww.foundationdb.org
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsphoenix.apache.orgapple.github.io/­foundationdb
DeveloperApache Software FoundationApache Software FoundationFoundationDB
Initial release201220142013
Current release1.19.0, June 20215.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 20196.2.28, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesschema-free infosome layers support schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno 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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyessupported in specific SQL layer only
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC++C
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsin SQL-layer only
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoin SQL-layer only
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceyes
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyno

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