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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. RavenDB vs. UniData,UniVerse

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonUniData,UniVerse  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseMultiValue database and application server with SQL mapping layer and meta database capabilities
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Document storeMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSGraph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.66
Rank#148  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score40.41
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score4.41
Rank#91  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score4.42
Rank#90  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbravendb.netwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbravendb.net/­docswww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2/­documentation
DeveloperFoundationDBMicrosoftHibernating RhinosRocket Software
Initial release2013201420101985
Current release6.2.28, November 20205.3, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C#C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyes infoJSON typesnooptional
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (RQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Java API infoJPA
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
.Net
Basic infoU2 Basic
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyJavaScriptyesyes
TriggersnoJavaScriptyesyes infoU2 Basic
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*yes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableACID infoconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess control on document level using the Authorization BundleAccess rights according to SQL-standard and operating system based
More information provided by the system vendor
FoundationDBMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBRavenDBUniData,UniVerse
Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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