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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. FoundationDB vs. Memcached

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. FoundationDB vs. Memcached

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.In-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.77
Rank#199  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score1.48
Rank#142  Overall
#24  Document stores
#27  Key-value stores
#70  Relational DBMS
Score24.56
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.foundationdb.orgwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestapple.github.io/­foundationdbgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperFoundationDBDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release201620132003
Current release6.2.28, November 20201.6.15, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonC++C
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono infosome layers support typingno
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.no
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnosupported in specific SQL layer onlyno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnoyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol

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