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System Properties Comparison EventStoreDB vs. FoundationDB

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NameEventStoreDB  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionIndustrial-strength, open-source database solution built from the ground up for event sourcing.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.
Primary database modelEvent StoreDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.88
Rank#187  Overall
#1  Event Stores
Score1.33
Rank#149  Overall
#25  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.eventstore.comwww.foundationdb.org
Technical documentationdevelopers.eventstore.comapple.github.io/­foundationdb
DeveloperEvent Store LimitedFoundationDB
Initial release20122013
Current release21.2, February 20216.2.28, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Event Store Cloud allows you to deploy a managed EventStoreDB cluster in AWS, GCP and Azure (coming soon).
Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typing
Secondary indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer only
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer only
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer only
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno
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EventStoreDBFoundationDB
Specific characteristicsGuaranteed writes Great performance that scales Immutable data store High availability...
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Competitive advantagesEventStoreDB's core database server is used in production systems worldwide. The...
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Typical application scenariosEvent-sourced systems Event-driven architecture
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Key customersEventStoreDB is used by companies across a whole range of industries. Here are just...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAvailable as open-source software and licensed under the 3-clause BSD license ( https://github.com/EventStore/EventStore/blob/master/LICENSE.md...
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