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DBMS > BigObject vs. Derby vs. FoundationDB

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Derby vs. FoundationDB

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational 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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Score0.13
Rank#342  Overall
#150  Relational DBMS
Score5.30
Rank#66  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score1.07
Rank#188  Overall
#31  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#86  Relational DBMS
Websitebigobject.iodb.apache.org/­derbygithub.com/­apple/­foundationdb
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iodb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlapple.github.io/­foundationdb
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Apache Software FoundationFoundationDB
Initial release201519972013
Current release10.17.1.0, November 20236.2.28, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
All OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyessupported in specific SQL layer only
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuaJava Stored Proceduresin SQL-layer only
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesin SQL-layer only
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
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 controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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