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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. Graph Engine vs. Hypertable

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Graph Engine vs. Hypertable

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.A distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as Hadoop
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
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
Score0.85
Rank#186  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#30  Key-value stores
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.graphengine.io
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manual
DeveloperFoundationDBMicrosoftHypertable Inc.
Initial release201320102009
Current release6.2.28, November 20200.9.8.11, March 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++.NET and CC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
.NETLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesno
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.no
Secondary indexesnorestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scans
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlynono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIC++ API
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyesno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor on file system level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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