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System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. FoundationDB vs. MonetDB

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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.A relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.76
Rank#83  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score1.02
Rank#164  Overall
#24  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
#80  Relational DBMS
Score1.83
Rank#126  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Websitecloudant.comwww.foundationdb.orgwww.monetdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.comapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014FoundationDBMonetDB BV
Initial release201020132004
Current release6.2.11, November 2019Jun2020-SP1, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC++C
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono infosome layers support typingyes
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnosupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptin SQL-layer onlyyes, in SQL, C, R
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding via remote tables
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental status
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
CloudantFoundationDBMonetDB
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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