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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. FoundationDB vs. HBase

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Wide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTable
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.67
Rank#189  Overall
#28  Document stores
Score0.94
Rank#161  Overall
#24  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#79  Relational DBMS
Score52.95
Rank#20  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.foundationdb.orghbase.apache.org
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestapple.github.io/­foundationdbhbase.apache.org
DeveloperFoundationDBApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Powerset
Initial release201620132008
Current release6.2.11, November 20192.2.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonC++Java
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free, schema definition possible
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono infosome layers support typingoptions to bring your own types, AVRO
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 indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnosupported in specific SQL layer onlyno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyes infoCoprocessors in Java
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnoAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC

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