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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. OpenTSDB vs. Oracle Berkeley DB

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Scalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseWidely used in-process key-value store
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Time Series DBMSKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.86
Rank#161  Overall
#23  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#78  Relational DBMS
Score1.97
Rank#112  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score2.84
Rank#90  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
#2  Native XML DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgopentsdb.netwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.html
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmldocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.html
DeveloperFoundationDBcurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributorsOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by Oracle
Initial release201320111994
Current release6.2.11, November 201918.1 (Core), June 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoLGPLOpen Source infocommercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
AIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingnumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsno
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.noyes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML edition
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlynoyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is available
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Telnet API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlynono
Triggersnonoyes infoonly for the SQL API
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infobased on HBasenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency infobased on HBase
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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 controlnonono

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