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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. Linter vs. ScyllaDB vs. TerarkDB

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Linter vs. ScyllaDB vs. TerarkDB

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonLinter  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.RDBMS for high security requirementsCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSKey-value store
Wide column store
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.30
Rank#149  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#332  Overall
#142  Relational DBMS
Score3.93
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#6  Wide column stores
Score0.01
Rank#344  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websitewww.foundationdb.orglinter.ru/­enwww.scylladb.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.scylladb.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperFoundationDBrelex.ru/­enScyllaDBTerark
Initial release2013199020152016
Current release6.2.28, November 2020Scylla Open Source 4.5, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availablecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Android
BSD
HP Open VMS
iOS
Linux
OS X
VxWorks
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesyesno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infocluster global secondary indicesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)no
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
LINQ
ODBC
OLE DB
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Ruby
Tcl
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyes infoproprietary syntax with the possibility to convert from PL/SQLyes, Luano
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
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.yes infoin-memory tablesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno
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FoundationDBLinterScyllaDBTerarkDB
Specific characteristicsScylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosAdTech ( AdGear , AppMonet , Dstillery , FullContact , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS...
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Key customersComcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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