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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. FoundationDB vs. Oracle NoSQL

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. FoundationDB vs. Oracle NoSQL

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 StorageOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.A multi-model, scalable, distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide highly reliable, flexible, and available data management across a configurable set of storage nodes
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Document store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
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
Score1.35
Rank#146  Overall
#24  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score4.03
Rank#83  Overall
#14  Document stores
#13  Key-value stores
#45  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.foundationdb.orgwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­nosql.html
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database/­other-databases/­nosql-database/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationFoundationDBOracle
Initial release201220132011
Current release1.19.0, June 20216.2.28, November 202021.2, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoProprietary for Enterprise Edition (Oracle Database EE license has Oracle NoSQL database EE covered: details)
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasSupport Fixed schema and Schema-less deployment with the ability to interoperate between them.
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingoptional
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 indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC++.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsin SQL-layer onlyno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesElectable source-replica replication per shard. Support distributed global deployment with Multi-region table feature
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneLinearizable consistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)
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 infooff heap cache
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcenoAccess rights for users and roles

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