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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. GBase vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Nebula Graph vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. GBase vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Nebula Graph vs. Postgres-XL

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonNebula Graph  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.
DescriptionOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.An analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.A containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityA distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMSBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.30
Rank#149  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score1.11
Rank#166  Overall
#82  Relational DBMS
Score1.84
Rank#127  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#62  Relational DBMS
Score1.14
Rank#161  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#203  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.gbase8a.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisgithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
nebula-graph.io
www.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsdocs.nebula-graph.iowww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperFoundationDBInterSystemsVesoft Inc.
Initial release2013201820192014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release6.2.28, November 2020GBase 8a2021.1, June 202110 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0Open Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++C++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
LinuxLinux
macOS
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasdepending on used data modelStrong typed schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesyesyes
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.yesnoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infoNebula Graph internally uses the Key-Value store RocksDB for persistency. The vertices, edges, and their properties are stored as Key while their values are stored as Value. The primary indexes are per Key and secondary indexes are per Value.yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesSQL-like query languageyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Browser interface
console (shell)
Proprietary native API
Query language nGQL
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Go
Java
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyesuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infousing RocksDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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