DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > FoundationDB vs. IBM Db2 vs. Informix vs. Memcached

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. IBM Db2 vs. Informix vs. Memcached

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Common in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Document store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.79
Rank#166  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
#80  Relational DBMS
Score171.35
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score25.51
Rank#26  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score24.46
Rank#28  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
github.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperFoundationDBIBMIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.Danga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release20131983 infohost version19842003
Current release6.1.11, July 201912.1, October 201614.10, March 20191.5.12, November 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree version is availablecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC++C and C++C, C++ and JavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyesyesno
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Master-master replication
Master-slave replication
none infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesGeneral SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
FoundationDBIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2InformixMemcached
DB-Engines blog posts

Redis extends the lead in the DB-Engines key-value store ranking
3 February 2014, Matthias Gelbmann

New DB-Engines Ranking shows the popularity of database management systems
3 October 2012, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Apple’s FoundationDB open sources the database layer behind CloudKit
14 January 2019, 9to5Mac

FoundationDB's Record Layer Supports Relational Database Semantics, Schema Management and Indexing
10 February 2019, InfoQ.com

FoundationDB, a very interesting NoSQL database owned by Apple, is now an open-source project
19 April 2018, GeekWire

Apple Acquires Durable Database Company FoundationDB
24 March 2015, TechCrunch

FoundationDB Goes Open Source
23 April 2018, Datanami

provided by Google News

Db2 For IBM i 7.3 Hits A Bad Patch
2 December 2019, IT Jungle

Db2 Web Query Lives On (Just Not V2.1)
13 November 2019, IT Jungle

Delivering Delphix to a Database Near You
26 November 2019, Security Boulevard

Syniti Releases Data Replication Solution, Offers Free Trial
4 December 2019, Database Trends and Applications

Latest TRs For IBM i Now Available
20 November 2019, IT Jungle

provided by Google News

Fugitive Silicon Valley tech executive hauled into federal court
15 October 2019, The Mercury News

Sigma Labs Appoints Accomplished Software Executive Mark K. Ruport as Executive Chairman
3 December 2019, Yahoo Finance

Delivering Delphix to a Database Near You
26 November 2019, Security Boulevard

Batch Goes Out the Window: The Dawn of Data Orchestration
3 December 2019, eWeek

Embedded Database Management Systems Market Size, Share , Status and Forecast 2025 report studied by focusing on top companies like International Business Machines (Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Centura Software et al.)
6 December 2019, Techi Labs

provided by Google News

Solved: “No Update Required” WordPress Loop
27 November 2019, Ubergizmo

If there's somethin' stored in a secure enclave, who ya gonna call? Membuster!
5 December 2019, The Register

Amazon Talks Up Big Performance Gains For Their 7nm Graviton2 CPUs
3 December 2019, Phoronix

Helm 3.0 Released
2 December 2019, iProgrammer

Reducing Managed Memcache Cost with NVM
15 January 2019, The Next Platform

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Pex / Junior Go Developer
Downtown Boulder, Boulder, CO

Sr. Data Scientist - Knowledge
Branch, Redwood City, CA

Sr. Data Scientist - Monetization
Branch, Redwood City, CA

Sr. Data Scientist - Content
Branch, Redwood City, CA

Data Scientist
Lucas Systems, Wexford, PA

Database Administrator_Remote
Sawdey Solution Services, Inc., Remote

DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR
New York City FINANCIAL INFO SVCS AGENCY, Manhattan, NY

Database Developer/Administrator
CGI Group, Inc., Baltimore, MD

Database Admin Advisor
Anthem, Inc., United States

Database Support Analyst - DB2, SQL
NTT DATA Services, Parsippany, NJ

IT Operations Associate (3rd Shift)
Finish Line, Indianapolis, IN

Applications Developer
US Judicial Branch, Washington, DC

ETL Tools Specialist
Daman Incorporated, Austin, TX

Product Support Specialist
CentralSquare Technologies, Lake Mary, FL

1st and Mid-Shift Receiving Clerk
Inmar, Fort Worth, TX

Memory and Interconnect Architecture Engineer
Google, Sunnyvale, CA

Back-end Engineer (Remote - USA)
Creative Market, United States

Full-stack Engineer (Remote - USA)
Creative Market, United States

Director, Production Engineering
Facebook, Menlo Park, CA

Cloud Engineer (Graduate)
CrowdStrike, Sunnyvale, CA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Redis logo

Hosted, serverless DBaaS
in 3 steps.

30MB Free!
Start now.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download


Datastax logo

Build data-driven applications that set the standard for performance, availability,
& scale with DataStax.
Learn more.

Present your product here