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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. RocksDB

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Wide column storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.76
Rank#150  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#71  Relational DBMS
Score5.82
Rank#74  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score4.48
Rank#88  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
Websitegithub.com/­apple/­foundationdbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablesrocksdb.org
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperFoundationDBMicrosoftFacebook, Inc.
Initial release201320122013
Current release6.2.28, November 20207.9.2, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesno
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.nono
Secondary indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlynono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIC++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlynono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic lockingyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesno

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