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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonOpenSearch  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Search engine
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.02
Rank#185  Overall
#31  Document stores
#27  Key-value stores
#86  Relational DBMS
Score16.64
Rank#35  Overall
#4  Search engines
Websitegithub.com/­apple/­foundationdbgithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbopensearch.org/­docs/­latest
DeveloperFoundationDBAmazon Web Services
Initial release20132021
Current release6.2.28, November 20202.5.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyes
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno
More information provided by the system vendor
FoundationDBOpenSearch
Specific characteristicsOpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...
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Competitive advantagesDistributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...
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Typical application scenariosThe OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...
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