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System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. FoundationDB

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.02
Rank#164  Overall
#24  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
#80  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.org
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdb
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerFoundationDB
Initial release20082013
Current release7.2.4, September 20126.2.11, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free infosome layers support schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typing
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionssupported in specific SQL layer only
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoin SQL-layer only
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.no
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesin SQL-layer only
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPno

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