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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. H2GIS vs. PostGIS vs. TinkerGraph

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. H2GIS vs. PostGIS vs. TinkerGraph

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonTinkerGraph  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 PostgreSQLA lightweight, in-memory graph engine that serves as a reference implementation of the TinkerPop3 API
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Spatial DBMSSpatial DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.39
Rank#149  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#340  Overall
#5  Spatial DBMS
Score31.27
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.20
Rank#289  Overall
#23  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.h2gis.orgpostgis.nettinkerpop.apache.org/­docs/­current/­reference/­#tinkergraph-gremlin
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homepostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperFoundationDBCNRS
Initial release2013201320052009
Current release6.2.28, November 20203.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoLGPL 3.0Open Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++JavaCJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyesschema-free
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsTinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
JavaGroovy
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyes infobased on H2user defined functionsno
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infobased on H2yes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesno
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesoptional
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infobased on H2yes infobased on PostgreSQLno

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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 Open Sources FoundationDB, a Distributed Datastore -- ADTmag
26 April 2018, ADT Magazine

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