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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Kingbase vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. SwayDB

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonKingbase  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.An enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle and widely used in China.Widely used in-process key-value storeAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.83
Rank#142  Overall
#26  Document stores
#26  Key-value stores
#71  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#251  Overall
#117  Relational DBMS
Score3.05
Rank#106  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#376  Overall
#58  Key-value stores
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.kingbase.com.cnwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlswaydb.io
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbbbs.kingbase.com.cn/­chess_wenku-index.htmldocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.html
DeveloperFoundationDBBeiJing KINGBASE Information technologies inc.Oracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleSimer Plaha
Initial release2013199919942018
Current release6.2.28, November 2020V8.0, August 202118.1.40, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infocommercial license availableOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C and JavaC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
AIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesnono
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.yesyes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML editionno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyStandard with numerous extensionsyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
gokb
JDBC
kdbndp
ODBC
PDI
PDO
Pro*C
psycopg2
QT
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyuser defined functionsnono
Triggersnoyesyes infoonly for the SQL APIno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash) and vertical partitioningnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono
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FoundationDBKingbaseOracle Berkeley DBSwayDB
Specific characteristicsAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle. It has the following...
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Competitive advantagesComplete database management platform with Integrated Development Environment Tool,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional and mixed workloads that need to integrate with...
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Key customersThe main customers are: China National Petroleum Corporation China Petrochemical...
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Market metricsAt present, the main market is in China, but expansion to the international market...
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Licensing and pricing modelsBusiness license. Various sales modes: for example, sales by set, sales by CPU quantity,...
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