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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. H2GIS vs. Oracle Rdb vs. PostGIS

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. H2GIS vs. Oracle Rdb vs. PostGIS

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Rdb  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Spatial extension of H2Spatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Spatial DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.39
Rank#149  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#340  Overall
#5  Spatial DBMS
Score1.17
Rank#165  Overall
#79  Relational DBMS
Score31.27
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.h2gis.orgwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­rdb/­overview/­index.htmlpostgis.net
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homepostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperFoundationDBCNRSOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
Initial release2013201319842005
Current release6.2.28, November 20207.4.1.1, 20213.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoLGPL 3.0commercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
HP Open VMS
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesyesyes
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyes infobased on H2user defined functions
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infobased on H2yes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyes, on a single nodeACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infobased on H2yes infobased on PostgreSQL

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Recent citations in the news

IBM Cloudant pulls plan to fund new foundational layer for CouchDB
15 March 2022, The Register

FoundationDB, a very interesting NoSQL database owned by Apple, is now an open-source project
19 April 2018, GeekWire

Apple Acquires Durable Database Company FoundationDB
24 March 2015, TechCrunch

FoundationDB's Record Layer Supports Relational Database Semantics, Schema Management and Indexing
10 February 2019, InfoQ.com

Apple's FoundationDB takes new Record Layer open source, confirms tech underpins CloudKit
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