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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from Borland
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.24
Rank#145  Overall
#21  Document stores
#25  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score7.12
Rank#49  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbase
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbase
DeveloperFoundationDBEmbarcadero
Initial release20131984
Current release6.1.11, July 2019InterBase 2017, March 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
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
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
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 infoexport as XML data possible
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger language
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesInterbase Change Views
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny control
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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