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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 DataA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
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
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.27
Rank#151  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#74  Relational DBMS
Score1.15
Rank#162  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score3.24
Rank#93  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orggriddb.netwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.griddb.netdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperFoundationDBToshiba CorporationTimescale
Initial release201320132017
Current release6.2.28, November 20204.5, June 2020
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 infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
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
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlynouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
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 containersImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID at container levelACID
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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FoundationDBGridDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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