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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataDBMS for storing time series, events and metrics
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Time Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.86
Rank#161  Overall
#23  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#78  Relational DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#204  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score21.14
Rank#32  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orggriddb.netwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overview
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbgriddb.net/­en/­docs/­documents/­1-1_what-is-griddb.phpdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdb
DeveloperFoundationDBToshiba Corporation
Initial release201320132013
Current release6.2.11, November 20194.2, June 20191.7.8, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++Go
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampNumeric data and Strings
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 indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL92 (advanced edition only), SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlynono
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoin enterprise version only
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replicationselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containers
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID at container levelno
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.yesyes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per databasesimple rights management via user accounts
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FoundationDBGridDBInfluxDB
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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InfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Fastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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