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DBMS > Faircom EDGE vs. FoundationDB vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison Faircom EDGE vs. FoundationDB vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Postgres-XL

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NameFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGE  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionFairCom EDGE is an Industry 4.0 solution built to integrate, collect, aggregate and synchronize mission-critical data in edge computing environmentsOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.A containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityBased 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
Document store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.22
Rank#285  Overall
#42  Key-value stores
#133  Relational DBMS
Score1.29
Rank#152  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score1.80
Rank#128  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#63  Relational DBMS
Score0.72
Rank#204  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­products/­faircomedge-iot-databasewww.foundationdb.orgwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directoryapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperFairCom CorporationFoundationDBInterSystems
Initial release1979201320182014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current releaseV3, October 20206.2.28, November 20202021.1, June 202110 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageANSI C, C++C++C
Server operating systemsAndroid
Linux infoARM, x86
Raspbian
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free infosome layers support schemasdepending on used data modelyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesno infosome layers support typingyesyes
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.yesyesyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoANSI SQL queriessupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
IoT Microservice layer
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
VB.Net
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.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 onlyyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning infoCustomizable business rules for partitioningShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsyesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Linearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infowhen using SQLin SQL-layer onlyyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyesyesyes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.noyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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