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DBMS > Dragonfly vs. FoundationDB vs. SingleStore

System Properties Comparison Dragonfly vs. FoundationDB vs. SingleStore

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NameDragonfly  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 drop-in Redis replacement that scales vertically to support millions of operations per second and terabyte sized workloads, all on a single instanceOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.MySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table type
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.49
Rank#261  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
Score1.06
Rank#185  Overall
#31  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#85  Relational DBMS
Score5.38
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­dragonflydb/­dragonfly
www.dragonflydb.io
github.com/­apple/­foundationdbwww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationwww.dragonflydb.io/­docsapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperDragonflyDB team and community contributorsFoundationDBSingleStore Inc.
Initial release202320132013
Current release1.0, March 20236.2.28, November 20208.5, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSL 1.1Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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SingleStoreDB Cloud: The world's fastest, modern cloud database for both operational (OLTP) and analytical (OLAP) workloads. Available instantly with multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud capabilities
Implementation languageC++C++C++, Go
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemescheme-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datestrings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets, bit arraysno 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.nono
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnosupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infobut no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolCluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
MongoDB API
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Clojure
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuain SQL-layer onlyyes
Triggerspublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionalitynono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infohash partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculations
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of command blocks and scriptsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, strict serializability by the serveryesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlPassword-based authenticationnoFine grained access control via users, groups and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
DragonflyFoundationDBSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsSingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesSingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosDriving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersIEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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