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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. HBase vs. Quasardb

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Wide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Wide column storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.44
Rank#146  Overall
#25  Document stores
#27  Key-value stores
#70  Relational DBMS
Score43.19
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score0.11
Rank#310  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orghbase.apache.orgquasardb.net
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbhbase.apache.orgdoc.quasar.ai/­master
DeveloperFoundationDBApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Powersetquasardb
Initial release201320082009
Current release6.2.28, November 20202.3.4, January 20213.13.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Cloudera Operational Database: Cloud-native autonomous Apache HBase for unparalleled scale, performance and reliability. Automate and simplify database management with capabilities like auto-scale, auto-heal, and auto-tune.
Implementation languageC++JavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes infointeger and binary
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 indexesnonoyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlynoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyes infoCoprocessors in Javano
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyeswith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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FoundationDBHBaseQuasardb
Specific characteristicsApache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersApple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metrics#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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