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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. FoundationDB vs. Memcached vs. Sqrrl

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. FoundationDB vs. Memcached vs. Sqrrl

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonSqrrl  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon and became a part of Amazon Web Services. It has been removed from the DB-Engines 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 cachingAdaptable, secure NoSQL built on Apache Accumulo
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.76
Rank#211  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score1.50
Rank#149  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score25.02
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.foundationdb.orgwww.memcached.orgsqrrl.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestapple.github.io/­foundationdbgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperFoundationDBDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalAmazon infooriginally Sqrrl Data, Inc.
Initial release2016201320032012
Current release6.2.28, November 20201.6.15, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonC++CJava
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono infosome layers support typingnoyes
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 indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnosupported in specific SQL layer onlynono
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocolAccumulo Shell
Java API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
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
Actionscript
C infousing GLib
C#
C++
Cocoa
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlynono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding infomaking use of Hadoop
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityselectable replication factor infomaking use of Hadoop
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency infoDocument store kept consistent with combination of global timestamping, row-level transactions, and server-side consistency resolution.
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoAtomic updates per row, document, or graph entity
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnoyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolCell-level Security, Data-Centric Security, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC)

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