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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. Memcached vs. Transwarp StellarDB

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Memcached vs. Transwarp StellarDB

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonTranswarp StellarDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.In-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingA distributed graph DBMS built for enterprise-level graph applications
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value storeGraph 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
Score24.20
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#377  Overall
#39  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.memcached.orgwww.transwarp.cn/­en/­product/­stellardb
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperFoundationDBDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalTranswarp
Initial release20132003
Current release6.2.28, November 20201.6.17, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingno
Secondary indexesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlynoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolOpenCypher
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolyes

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