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System Properties Comparison Faircom DB vs. FoundationDB vs. Postgres-XL

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NameFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionNative high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.43
Rank#247  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
#116  Relational DBMS
Score1.27
Rank#151  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#74  Relational DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#111  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbwww.foundationdb.orgwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directoryapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperFairCom CorporationFoundationDB
Initial release197920132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current releaseV12, November 20206.2.28, November 202010 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageANSI C, C++C++C
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,schema-free infosome layers support schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresno 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.noyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionssupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
.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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++in SQL-layer onlyuser defined functions
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Linearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesin SQL-layer onlyyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datatunable from ACID to Eventually ConsistentACIDACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Faircom DB infoformerly c-treeACEFoundationDBPostgres-XL
Specific characteristicsAchieve Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Per Second on A Single Database Server...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features SQL Key-value store and navigational NoSQL API Indexed binary objects...
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Typical application scenariosReal-time transaction processing solutions leverage FairCom DB because its NoSQL...
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Key customersMicrosoft, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, Commvault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of FairCom DB are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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