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System Properties Comparison Ehcache vs. FoundationDB vs. GBase vs. TiDB

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NameEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.An analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.TiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.63
Rank#61  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score1.36
Rank#149  Overall
#25  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#74  Relational DBMS
Score1.04
Rank#170  Overall
#85  Relational DBMS
Score3.23
Rank#99  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ehcache.orgwww.foundationdb.orgwww.gbase8a.compingcap.com
Technical documentationwww.ehcache.org/­documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGFoundationDBPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release200920132016
Current release3.8.1, September 20196.2.28, November 2020GBase 8a5.0.1, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++Go, Rust
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno 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
APIs and other access methodsJCacheJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoin SQL-layer onlyno
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Terracotta ServerShardinghorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby using Terracotta ServeryesUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Linearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyno infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourceACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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EhcacheFoundationDBGBaseTiDB
Specific characteristicsTiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesIn the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosTiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersShopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metrics25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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