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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. GBase vs. HyperSQL vs. IBM Db2 warehouse

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. GBase vs. HyperSQL vs. IBM Db2 warehouse

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.An analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.Multithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBCloud-based data warehousing service
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.29
Rank#152  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score1.17
Rank#161  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Score5.53
Rank#71  Overall
#39  Relational DBMS
Score1.91
Rank#123  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.gbase8a.comhsqldb.orgwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehouse
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.html
DeveloperFoundationDBIBM
Initial release201320012014
Current release6.2.28, November 2020GBase 8a2.6.1, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infobased on BSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modeshosted
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno 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.nono infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyJava, SQLPL/SQL, SQL PL
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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