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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. FoundationDB vs. HBase vs. Transbase

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Wide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Wide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score155.08
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score1.39
Rank#149  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score42.45
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score0.07
Rank#328  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.foundationdb.orghbase.apache.orgwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlapple.github.io/­foundationdbhbase.apache.orgwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperElasticFoundationDBApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release2010201320081987
Current release7.8.0, June 20206.2.28, November 20202.3.4, January 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoElastic LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++JavaC and C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free, schema definition possibleyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes
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 indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexednonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagesupported in specific SQL layer onlynoyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesin SQL-layer onlyyes infoCoprocessors in Javayes
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)yes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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