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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Memgraph

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemgraph  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.A hybrid, in-memory first, distributed graph DBMS delivering high-performance on analytical and transactional workloads at enterprise scale
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.91
Rank#167  Overall
#26  Document stores
#31  Key-value stores
#80  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#296  Overall
#26  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgmemgraph.com
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.memgraph.com
DeveloperFoundationDBMemgraph Ltd
Initial release20132017
Current release6.2.11, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoFree license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyes
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.no
Secondary indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyno
APIs and other access methodsBolt protocol
Cypher query language
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C
C++
Elixir
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer only
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infodynamic graph partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-Master replication using RAFT
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infowith snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infowith periodic snapshot and write-ahead logging (WAL) of changes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers, roles and permissions

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