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DBMS > Cloudflare Workers KV vs. FoundationDB vs. ScyllaDB vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Cloudflare Workers KV vs. FoundationDB vs. ScyllaDB vs. Snowflake

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NameCloudflare Workers KV  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionA global, low-latency, key-value store for applications on Cloudflare with exceptionally high read volumes and low-latency.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Cassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.07
Rank#311  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Score1.36
Rank#149  Overall
#25  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#74  Relational DBMS
Score3.93
Rank#87  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#7  Wide column stores
Score64.19
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cloudflare.com/­products/­workers-kvwww.foundationdb.orgwww.scylladb.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdevelopers.cloudflare.com/­workers/­runtime-apis/­kvapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.scylladb.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperCloudflareFoundationDBScyllaDBSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2018201320152014
Current release6.2.28, November 2020Scylla Open Source 4.5, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono infosome layers support typingyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnonoyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLnosupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
Proprietary protocol
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Dart
JavaScript
Kotlin
Python
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoin SQL-layer onlyyes, Luauser defined functions
Triggersnononono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyLinearizable consistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoin-memory tablesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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Cloudflare Workers KVFoundationDBScyllaDBSnowflake
Specific characteristicsScylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosAdTech ( AdGear , AppMonet , Dstillery , FullContact , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS...
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Key customersComcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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