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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Impala

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Analytic DBMS for Hadoop
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.77
Rank#166  Overall
#23  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#83  Relational DBMS
Score14.74
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.html
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.html
DeveloperFoundationDBCloudera
Initial release20132013
Current release6.1.11, July 20193.3.0, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyes
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.no
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduce
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberos

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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's FoundationDB to use new Record Layer Open Source
15 January 2019, TheCryptoUpdates

FoundationDB Adds Multi-region Support
26 November 2018, iProgrammer

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Cloudera Boosts Hadoop App Development On Impala
10 November 2014, InformationWeek

Cloudera's a data warehouse player now
28 August 2018, ZDNet

Cloudera’s Impala brings Hadoop to SQL and BI
25 October 2012, ZDNet

Cloudera: Impala's it for interactive SQL on Hadoop; everything else will move to Spark
3 July 2014, GigaOM

Cloudera says Impala is faster than Hive, which isn't saying much
13 January 2014, GigaOM

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