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

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Apache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.A DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.82
Rank#43  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.79
Rank#166  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
#80  Relational DBMS
Score4.94
Rank#62  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
#35  Relational DBMS
Score8.27
Rank#45  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.foundationdb.orgignite.apache.orgrealm.io
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comapple.github.io/­foundationdbapacheignite.readme.io/­docsrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperDataStaxFoundationDBApache Software FoundationRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release2011201320152014
Current release6.7, December 20186.1.11, July 2019Apache Ignite 2.6
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++, Java, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno 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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
HDFS 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++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoin SQL-layer onlyyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)no inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersyesnoyes (cache interceptors and events)yes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingyesyes (replicated cache)none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
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 ConsistencyImmediate 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 operationsACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnoSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsyes
More information provided by the system vendor
Datastax EnterpriseFoundationDBIgniteRealm
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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