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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. HyperSQL vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. RocksDB

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Multithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSWide column storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.83
Rank#142  Overall
#26  Document stores
#26  Key-value stores
#71  Relational DBMS
Score5.36
Rank#77  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Score5.62
Rank#74  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score4.43
Rank#88  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Websitewww.foundationdb.orghsqldb.orgazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablesrocksdb.org
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmlgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperFoundationDBMicrosoftFacebook, Inc.
Initial release2013200120122013
Current release6.2.28, November 20202.7.0, July 20227.3.1, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infobased on BSD licensecommercialOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageC++JavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modeshostedLinux
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesyesno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesnono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIC++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyJava, SQLnono
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic lockingyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesno

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