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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. HyperSQL vs. Newts vs. Teradata

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. HyperSQL vs. Newts vs. Teradata

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 HSQLDBTime Series DBMS based on CassandraA hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.29
Rank#152  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score5.53
Rank#71  Overall
#39  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Score69.13
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orghsqldb.orgopennms.github.io/­newtswww.teradata.com
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmlgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wikidocs.teradata.com
DeveloperFoundationDBOpenNMS GroupTeradata
Initial release2013200120141984
Current release6.2.28, November 20202.6.1, October 2021Teradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infobased on BSD licenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++JavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesLinux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Linux
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesschema-freeyes
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 indexesnoyesnoyes infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash index
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesnoyes infoSQL 2016 + extensions
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Java API
.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
JavaC
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyJava, SQLnoyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallel
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infoHashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
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-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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