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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. GBase vs. HyperSQL vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. GBase vs. HyperSQL vs. Transbase

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 HSQLDBA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
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
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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
Score0.08
Rank#310  Overall
#139  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.gbase8a.comhsqldb.orgwww.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmlwww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperFoundationDBTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release201320011987
Current release6.2.28, November 2020GBase 8a2.6.1, October 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infobased on BSD licensecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
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
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyJava, SQLyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneSource-replica replication
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 dataACIDACIDyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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