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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. SiteWhere vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. SiteWhere vs. TerminusDB

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonSiteWhere  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 ServerM2M integration platform for persisting/querying time series dataScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#309  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticssitewhere.ioterminusdb.com
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticssitewhere.io/­docs/­2.1.0terminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperFoundationDBMicrosoftSiteWhereDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2013201620102018
Current release6.2.28, November 202010.0.21, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoCommon Public Attribution License Version 1.0Open 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++JavaProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyespredefined schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesyesyes
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 indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesnoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP RESTOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C#
Java
PHP
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyTransact SQLyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding, horizontal partitioningSharding infobased on HBaseGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable 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-constraintsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyesUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptRole-based access control

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