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DBMS > EXASOL vs. FoundationDB vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Manticore Search vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. FoundationDB vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Manticore Search vs. RDF4J

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonManticore Search  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.A containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources. Forked of and compatible with Sphinx.RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Document store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Search engineRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.81
Rank#88  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score1.35
Rank#146  Overall
#24  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score1.72
Rank#131  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#65  Relational DBMS
Score0.11
Rank#309  Overall
#16  Search engines
Score0.66
Rank#214  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.exasol.comwww.foundationdb.orgwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irismanticoresearch.comrdf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourcesapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsdocs.manticoresearch.com/­latest/­html
github.com/­manticoresoftware/­manticoresearch
rdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperExasolFoundationDBInterSystemsManticore SoftwareSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20002013201820172004
Current release6.2.28, November 20202021.1, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free infosome layers support schemasdepending on used data modelyesyes infoRDF Schemas
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyessupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocolJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsin SQL-layer onlyyesnoyes
Triggersyesnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesin SQL-layer onlyyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Manticore index.yes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardnoyesnono

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