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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Hypertable vs. RavenDB

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.An open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Wide column storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS infoexperimental
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.02
Rank#164  Overall
#24  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
#80  Relational DBMS
Score4.21
Rank#78  Overall
#13  Document stores
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgravendb.net
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperFoundationDBHypertable Inc.Hibernating Rhinos
Initial release201320092010
Current release6.2.11, November 20190.9.8.11, March 20164.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++C#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingnono
Secondary indexesnorestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlynoSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Thrift
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlynoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor on file system levelMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle
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Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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