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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. IRONdb vs. ScyllaDB

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Time Series DBMSKey-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.05
Rank#165  Overall
#24  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
#81  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#315  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score2.59
Rank#109  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasewww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.circonus.com/­irondbdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperFoundationDBCirconus LLC.ScyllaDB
Initial release201320172015
Current release6.2.11, November 2019V0.10.20, January 2018Scylla Open Source 4.0.0, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnonoyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIProprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyes, in Luayes, Lua
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoAccess rights for users can be defined per object
More information provided by the system vendor
FoundationDBIRONdbScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesUnmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosReal Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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AdTech ( AdGear , Dstillery , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS , SteelHouse , Xandr) Customer...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Comcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsIRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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