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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. JaguarDB vs. Snowflake

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 applicationsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.86
Rank#161  Overall
#23  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#78  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#334  Overall
#59  Key-value stores
Score2.24
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.datajaguar.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperFoundationDBDataJaguar, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201320152014
Current release6.2.11, November 20192.9.4 September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V3.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageC++C++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languages
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linuxhosted
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
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
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlynouser defined functions
Triggersnonono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnorights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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Specific characteristicsSQL support, group by, order by, join
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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, AI data. Any type of numerical data.
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Key customersQuantea, 2PiDay, Synqy, SinoLogistics, 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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