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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. GBase vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.44
Rank#143  Overall
#24  Document stores
#27  Key-value stores
#70  Relational DBMS
Score1.16
Rank#163  Overall
#77  Relational DBMS
Score40.08
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.gbase8a.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperFoundationDBMicrosoft
Initial release20132014
Current release6.2.28, November 2020GBase 8a
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyes infoJSON types
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyJavaScript
TriggersnoJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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