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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. FoundationDB vs. GridDB vs. Ignite

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Time Series DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.82
Rank#43  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.79
Rank#166  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
#80  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#200  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score4.94
Rank#62  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.foundationdb.orggriddb.netignite.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comapple.github.io/­foundationdbgriddb.net/­en/­docs/­documents/­1-1_what-is-griddb.phpapacheignite.readme.io/­docs
DeveloperDataStaxFoundationDBToshiba CorporationApache Software Foundation
Initial release2011201320132015
Current release6.7, December 20186.1.11, July 20194.2, June 2019Apache Ignite 2.6
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++C++, Java, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyes
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 indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL92 (advanced edition only), SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)ANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDL
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
Proprietary protocolHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoin SQL-layer onlynoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)
Triggersyesnoyesyes (cache interceptors and events)
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingyesMaster-slave replicationyes (replicated cache)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Linearizable consistencyImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACID at container levelACID
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnoAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseSecurity Hooks for custom implementations
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Datastax EnterpriseFoundationDBGridDBIgnite
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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GridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Factory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Denso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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GitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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Open Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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