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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. jBASE

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. jBASE

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middleware
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Document storeMultivalue 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
Score3.47
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score1.80
Rank#133  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.jbase.com
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.zumasys.com/­jbase
DeveloperFoundationDBIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Zumasys
Initial release201320101991
Current release6.2.28, November 20205.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Erlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedAIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingnooptional
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlynoEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASIC
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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