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DBMS > Elasticsearch vs. FoundationDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. TimesTen vs. UniData,UniVerse

System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. FoundationDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. TimesTen vs. UniData,UniVerse

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparisonUniData,UniVerse  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to OracleMultiValue database and application server with SQL mapping layer and meta database capabilities
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score157.72
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score1.30
Rank#149  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#203  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
Score1.81
Rank#129  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score4.11
Rank#84  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.foundationdb.orgwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.htmlwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1www.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2/­documentation
DeveloperElasticFoundationDBOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005Rocket Software
Initial release201020132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB19981985
Current release7.8.0, June 20206.2.28, November 202010 R1, October 201811 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++CC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingyesyesoptional
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexednoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagesupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Java API infoJPA
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based 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
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
.Net
Basic infoU2 Basic
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesin SQL-layer onlyuser defined functionsPL/SQLyes
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenoyesnoyes infoU2 Basic
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningnonenone
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 Connectornononono
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infoMVCCACIDACID infoconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpointsyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights according to SQL-standard and operating system based

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