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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Data logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called Whisper
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.02
Rank#185  Overall
#31  Document stores
#27  Key-value stores
#86  Relational DBMS
Score5.04
Rank#64  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­apple/­foundationdbgithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-web
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbgraphite.readthedocs.io
DeveloperFoundationDBChris Davis
Initial release20132006
Current release6.2.28, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++Python
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingNumeric data only
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 indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Sockets
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infolocking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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