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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Oracle vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. Postgres-XL

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Widely used RDBMSKey-value store based on Berkeley DB Java EditionBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
RDF store infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Relational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.94
Rank#161  Overall
#24  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#79  Relational DBMS
Score1344.75
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Score3.91
Rank#74  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
Score0.47
Rank#213  Overall
#102  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.oracle.com/­databasewww.oracle.com/­database/­nosql/­index.htmlwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.oracle.com/­en/­databasedocs.oracle.com/­cd/­NOSQL/­index.htmlwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperFoundationDBOracleOracle
Initial release2013198020112014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release6.2.11, November 201919c, February 201919.5, November 201910 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache V2 for Community Edition, proprietary license for Enterprise EditionOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C and C++JavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columnsoptional, scheme definition possible with AVRO or in 'table-style'yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesoptionalyes
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.yesnoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Cobol
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Fortran
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Visual Basic
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyPL/SQL infoalso stored procedures in Java possiblenouser defined functions
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infowith the optional Oracle PartitioningShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Electable Master-Slave per shard
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan be realized in PL/SQLwith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoisolation level can be parameterizedconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)ACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoVersion 12c introduced the new option 'Oracle Database In-Memory'yes infooff heap cacheno
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Competitive advantagesData can be modeled as relational-database-style tables, JSON documents, RDF Triples...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things where large volume of data needs to be stored and processed very...
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Key customersLarge credit card company Airbus NTT Docomo Global rewards company
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Market metricsOracle NoSQL Database is used by hundreds of companies around the world. Oracle NoSQL...
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