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System Properties Comparison BoltDB vs. FoundationDB vs. RocksDB

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NameBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionAn embedded key-value store for Go.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Embeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelKey-value 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
Score0.45
Rank#209  Overall
#37  Key-value stores
Score0.77
Rank#166  Overall
#23  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#83  Relational DBMS
Score2.16
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
Websitegithub.com/­boltdb/­boltwww.foundationdb.orgrocksdb.org
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperFoundationDBFacebook, Inc.
Initial release201320132013
Current release6.1.11, July 20196.2.2, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC++C++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
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.nono
Secondary indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnosupported in specific SQL layer onlyno
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesGo.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoin SQL-layer onlyno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono

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