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DBMS > Drizzle vs. FoundationDB vs. Geode vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Kinetica

System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. FoundationDB vs. Geode vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Kinetica

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  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DB-Engines ranking.Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Geode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.30
Rank#149  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score1.62
Rank#137  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score3.84
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score0.74
Rank#202  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orggeode.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.kinetica.com
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbgeode.apache.org/­docscloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantwww.kinetica.com/­docs
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerFoundationDBOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Kinetica
Initial release20082013200220102012
Current release7.2.4, September 20126.2.28, November 20201.1, February 20177.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesno
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Implementation languageC++C++JavaErlangC, C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredhostedLinux
Data schemeyesschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingyesnoyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionssupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like query language (OQL)noSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoin SQL-layer onlyuser defined functionsView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptuser defined functions
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.noyes infoCache Event Listenersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified range
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesin SQL-layer onlynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyes, on a single nodeno infoatomic operations within a document possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAM
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPnoAccess rights per client and object definableAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users and roles on table level
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Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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