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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. MongoDB vs. Oracle NoSQL

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.One of the most popular document storesKey-value store based on Berkeley DB Java Edition
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Document storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.83
Rank#161  Overall
#21  Document stores
#27  Key-value stores
#79  Relational DBMS
Score403.90
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score3.39
Rank#77  Overall
#12  Key-value stores
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.mongodb.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­nosql/­index.html
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.mongodb.com/­manualdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­NOSQL/­index.html
DeveloperFoundationDBMongoDB, IncOracle
Initial release201320092011
Current release6.0.17, December 20184.0.10, May 201918.3, November 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.Open Source infoApache V2 for Community Edition, proprietary license for Enterprise Edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no
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Implementation languageC++C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.optional, scheme definition possible with AVRO or in 'table-style'
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialoptional
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BISQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSONRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Actionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go infoinofficial driver
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyJavaScriptno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replicationElectable Master-Slave per shard
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyeswith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptionalyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2yes infooff heap cache
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
FoundationDBMongoDBOracle NoSQL
Specific characteristicsMongoDB is the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is a scalable , distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide...
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Competitive advantagesBy offering the best of traditional databases as well as the flexibility, scale,...
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Data can be modeled as relational-database-style tables, JSON documents, RDF Triples...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (Bosch, Silver Spring Networks) Mobile (The Weather Channel, ADP,...
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Internet of Things where large volume of data needs to be stored and processed very...
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Key customersADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Barclays, BBVA, Bond, Bosch, Cisco, CERN, City...
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Large credit card company Airbus NTT Docomo Global rewards company
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Market metrics40 million downloads (growing at 30 thousand downloads per day). 6,600+ customers....
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Oracle NoSQL Database is used by hundreds of companies around the world. Oracle NoSQL...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMongoDB database server: Free Software Foundation's GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses...
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Oracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition can be purchased under the Oracle Commercial...
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