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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. JaguarDB vs. jBASE vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. JaguarDB vs. jBASE vs. Postgres-XL

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Performant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value storeMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.32
Rank#150  Overall
#25  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#73  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#345  Overall
#55  Key-value stores
Score1.78
Rank#129  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.68
Rank#213  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.datajaguar.comwww.jbase.comwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpdocs.zumasys.com/­jbasewww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperFoundationDBDataJaguar, Inc.Zumasys
Initial release2013201519912014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release6.2.28, November 20202.9.4 September 20185.710 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V3.0commercialOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languagesC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxAIX
Linux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesoptionalyes
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.noyesyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlynoyesuser defined functions
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnorights management via user accountsAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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FoundationDBJaguarDBjBASEPostgres-XL
Specific characteristicsSQL support, group by, order by, time-series data auto-aggregation
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Competitive advantagesExtremely easy to scale-out (in seconds) 100,000 times faster
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Typical application scenariosIoT data, time series data, geospatial data, AI data. Any type of numerical data.
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Key customersQuantea, 2PiDay, Synqy, IIVI
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Market metricsAdvertising awareness, installed base, brand image, market share
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree-trial license, per-node license, and subscription license.
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