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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. OpenQM vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. OpenQM vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonOpenQM infoalso called QM  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.QpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value DBMSRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Multivalue DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.29
Rank#152  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#269  Overall
#11  Multivalue DBMS
Score5.66
Rank#69  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.openqm.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.openqm.com/­support/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperFoundationDBMartin PhillipsSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release201319931992
Current release6.2.28, November 20203.4-1217, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes infowith some exceptionsyes
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlynoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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FoundationDBOpenQM infoalso called QMSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
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