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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. OpenQM vs. SWC-DB

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonOpenQM infoalso called QM  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerQpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value DBMSA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSMultivalue DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.48
Rank#142  Overall
#24  Document stores
#27  Key-value stores
#70  Relational DBMS
Score21.33
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#284  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#330  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticswww.openqm.comgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticswww.openqm.com/­support/­documentation
DeveloperFoundationDBMicrosoftMartin PhillipsAlex Kashirin
Initial release2013201619932020
Current release6.2.28, November 20203.4-120.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
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
hostedAIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes infowith some exceptionsschema-free
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C#
Java
PHP
.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyTransact SQLyesno
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding, horizontal partitioningyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyno infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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