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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Interbase vs. MySQL vs. TimesTen
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|Name||FoundationDB Xexclude from comparison||Interbase Xexclude from comparison||MySQL Xexclude from comparison||TimesTen 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|Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.|
|Description||Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.||Light-weight proven RDBMS originally from Borland||Widely used open source RDBMS||In-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle|
|Primary database model||Document store supported via specific layer|
Relational DBMS supported via specific SQL-layer
|Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS Key/Value like access via memcached API||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Developer||FoundationDB||Embarcadero||Oracle since 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun||Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP originally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005|
|Current release||6.2.28, November 2020||InterBase 2020, December 2019||8.0.29, April 2022||11 Release 2 (18.104.22.168.0)|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source Apache 2.0||commercial||Open Source GPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available||commercial|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no||no|
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|Implementation language||C++||C||C and C++|
|Server operating systems||Linux|
|Data scheme||schema-free some layers support schemas||yes||yes||yes|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||no some layers support typing||yes||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no export as XML data possible||yes||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||supported in specific SQL layer only||yes||yes with proprietary extensions||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||ADO.NET|
Proprietary native API
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||in SQL-layer only||yes Interbase procedure and trigger language||yes proprietary syntax||PL/SQL|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||none||horizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric||none|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||yes||Interbase Change Views||Multi-source replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Linearizable consistency||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||in SQL-layer only||yes||yes not for MyISAM storage engine||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||ACID||ACID not for MyISAM storage engine||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes Multiversion concurreny control||yes table locks or row locks depending on storage engine||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes||yes by means of logfiles and checkpoints|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes||yes||yes|
|User concepts Access control||no||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||Users with fine-grained authorization concept no user groups or roles||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
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