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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. GBase vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Postgres-XL vs. STSdb

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

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 scalabilityBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
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
Relational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.36
Rank#149  Overall
#25  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#74  Relational DBMS
Score1.04
Rank#170  Overall
#85  Relational DBMS
Score2.06
Rank#121  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.69
Rank#210  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#303  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.gbase8a.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.postgres-xl.orggithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperFoundationDBInterSystemsSTS Soft SC
Initial release201320182014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2011
Current release6.2.28, November 2020GBase 8a2021.1, June 202110 R1, October 20184.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++CC#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasdepending on used data modelyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.yesyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesyes infodistributed, parallel query executionno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages.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
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoMVCCno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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