DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > FoundationDB vs. Impala vs. mSQL vs. Prometheus

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Impala vs. mSQL vs. Prometheus

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 HadoopmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring system
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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
Score18.03
Rank#40  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score1.72
Rank#136  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Score6.13
Rank#67  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlhughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlprometheus.io
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlprometheus.io/­docs
DeveloperFoundationDBClouderaHughes Technologies
Initial release2013201319942015
Current release6.2.28, November 20204.0.0, July 20214.4, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2commercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoApache 2.0
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++CGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesyesNumeric data only
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.nonono infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like DML and DDL statementsA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reducenono
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factornoneyes infoby Federation
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyEventual Consistencynonenone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesnoyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosnono

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

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

More resources
FoundationDBImpalamSQL infoMini SQLPrometheus
Recent citations in the news

Data on Kubernetes Community Announces Schedule for DoK Day at KubeCon Europe 2022
6 May 2022, Business Wire

IBM Cloudant pulls plan to fund new foundational layer for CouchDB
15 March 2022, The Register

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

Apple Open Sources FoundationDB
19 April 2018, MacRumors

provided by Google News

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

Man Busts Out of Google, Rebuilds Top-Secret Query Machine
24 October 2012, WIRED

How to add a data source to Redash
5 April 2022, TechRepublic

Unravel Data Adds Native Support for Impala and Kafka
29 June 2017, insideBIGDATA

How to deploy the Redash data visualization dashboard with the help of Docker
23 March 2022, TechRepublic

provided by Google News

Consider Grafana vs. Prometheus for your time-series tools
18 October 2021, TechTarget

Grafana Nixes Cortex Support for Amazon Managed Prometheus
28 April 2022, thenewstack.io

Timescale Announces OpenTelemetry Tracing Support For Promscale
16 May 2022, DevOps.com

How time series platforms unlock the potential of IoT: Join theCUBE for May 17 event
10 May 2022, SiliconANGLE News

Time-series Databases, Graph Databases, Kafka
9 May 2022, Security Boulevard

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Data Engineer
PNC Financial Services Group, Pittsburgh, PA

Business Intelligence Developer
Early Warning Services, Scottsdale, AZ

Financial Crimes Compliance Technology Data Strategy - Vice President - Hybrid
MUFG, Irving, TX

Planning Engineer I
SEAL Consulting, United States

Senior Software Engineer- Query Engines
Workday, United States

Financial Systems Integration Specialist
Intel, Hillsboro, OR

Data Scientist for AIOPs-1469630
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Palo Alto, CA

Network Engineering Lead - Automation (Remote)
CrowdStrike, Remote

Full Stack Engineer - CI/CD
Amex, Phoenix, AZ

Chaos Engineer, Peacock
NBCUniversal, Remote

Backend Engineer - Vision Automation (Reno)
Tesla, Reno, NV

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

The definitive guide for Cassandra

Imagine What You Could Do if Scalability Wasn‘t a Problem!
Download the Cassandra e-book for free!

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Redis logo

The world’s most loved real‑time data platform.
Try free

Vertica logo

Vertica Accelerator. The fastest analytics and machine learning, delivered as SaaS, with automated setup, administration, and management. Free trial.

Present your product here