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DBMS > EsgynDB vs. FoundationDB vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison EsgynDB vs. FoundationDB vs. Weaviate

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NameEsgynDB  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionEnterprise-class SQL-on-Hadoop solution, powered by Apache TrafodionOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.A cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.30
Rank#269  Overall
#126  Relational DBMS
Score1.32
Rank#149  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.20
Rank#292  Overall
#15  Search engines
Websitewww.esgyn.cnwww.foundationdb.orggithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.semi.technology/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperEsgynFoundationDBSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release201520132017
Current release6.2.28, November 20201.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++, JavaC++Go
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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 indexesyesnoyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyessupported in specific SQL layer onlyGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresin SQL-layer onlyno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication between multi datacentersyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyLinearizable consistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoOpenID Connect Discovery
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