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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. GeoMesa vs. HyperSQL

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. GeoMesa vs. HyperSQL

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.GeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Multithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDB
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Spatial DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.35
Rank#146  Overall
#24  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.76
Rank#199  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score4.60
Rank#76  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.geomesa.orghsqldb.org
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.html
DeveloperFoundationDBCCRi and others
Initial release201320142001
Current release6.2.28, November 20203.1.1, January 20212.6.0, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infobased on BSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++ScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modes
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 onlynoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlynoJava, SQL
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingdepending on storage layernone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesdepending on storage layernone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencydepending on storage layerImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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.depending on storage layeryes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storagefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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