DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > FoundationDB vs. Oracle vs. SQL.JS vs. XAP

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Oracle vs. SQL.JS vs. XAP

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle  Xexclude from comparisonSQL.JS  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 RDBMSPort of SQLite to JavaScriptHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
RDF store infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Object oriented DBMS
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
Score0.61
Rank#195  Overall
#94  Relational DBMS
Score0.81
Rank#171  Overall
#27  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.oracle.com/­databasegithub.com/­kripken/­sql.jswww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.oracle.com/­en/­databasekripken.github.io/­sql.js/­documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperFoundationDBOracleAlon Zakai infoenhancements implemented by othersGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release2013198020122000
Current release6.2.11, November 201919c, February 201914.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC++C and C++JavaScriptJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columnsyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesyesyes
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.yesnono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supportedSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
JavaScript APIGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
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
JavaScript.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyPL/SQL infoalso stored procedures in Java possiblenoyes
Triggersnoyesnoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infowith the optional Oracle PartitioningnoneSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
noneMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan be realized in PL/SQLnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoisolation level can be parameterizedACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesno infoexcept by serializing a db to a fileyes
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'yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoRole-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
FoundationDBOracleSQL.JSXAP
Specific characteristicsOracle Database (commonly referred to as Oracle RDBMS or simply as Oracle) is a multi-model...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsOracle Database Cloud Services Customers can choose from a wide range of database...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesGeneral SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more

Dremio is like magic for Oracle accelerating your analytical queries up to 1,000x.
» more

Navicat for Oracle improves the efficiency and productivity of Oracle developers and administrators with a streamlined working environment.
» more

DBHawk: a web-based Oracle database management and self-service BI software.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
FoundationDBOracleSQL.JSXAP
DB-Engines blog posts

MySQL is the DBMS of the Year 2019
3 January 2020, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

The struggle for the hegemony in Oracle's database empire
2 May 2017, Paul Andlinger

Architecting eCommerce Platforms for Zero Downtime on Black Friday and Beyond
25 November 2016, Tony Branson (guest author)

show all

New kids on the block: database management systems implemented in JavaScript
1 December 2014, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

FoundationDB, a very interesting NoSQL database owned by Apple, is now an open-source project
19 April 2018, GeekWire

FoundationDB Goes Open Source
23 April 2018, Datanami

Apple’s FoundationDB open sources the database layer behind CloudKit
14 January 2019, 9to5Mac

Apple Acquires Durable Database Company FoundationDB
24 March 2015, TechCrunch

Snowflake Announces General Availability on AWS in Tokyo
10 February 2020, AiThority

provided by Google News

'Dear Larry': NewSQL Vendor Trolls Oracle Chairman
21 February 2020, Datanami

New Database Innovations Deliver a Single Database That Supports all Data
12 February 2020, MarTech Series

Some Oracle employees stop work to protest Larry Ellison’s support for Trump
21 February 2020, Los Angeles Times

Equinix taps Oracle Exadata to bolster performance improvement
13 February 2020, DataCenterNews North America

KT ditches Oracle’s database management system
3 February 2020, The Korea Herald

provided by Google News

Meet AlaSQL, a speedy SQL database for JavaScript
15 January 2019, JAXenter

LokiJS - A JavaScript Database
18 November 2014, iProgrammer

Get a job: The Pokemon Company is hiring a Software Engineer
17 October 2019, Gamasutra

provided by Google News

Top 3 In-memory Computing Platforms
6 November 2019, Customer Think

Space-based Architecture and Microservices in XAP
29 December 2015, DZone News

GigaSpaces opens up its in-memory data grid
9 August 2016, SiliconANGLE

GigaSpaces Empowers Developers with Open Source In-Memory Computing Platform
11 August 2016, insideBIGDATA

In-Memory Analytics to Boost Flight Ops for Major US Airline
11 April 2016, Datanami

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Data Scientist
Lucas Systems, Inc., Wexford, PA

Data Scientist
Lucas Systems, Wexford, PA

Sr. Data Scientist- Fraud
Branch, Redwood City, CA

Cloud System Engineer
Branch, Seattle, WA

Sr. Data Scientist - Content
Branch, Seattle, WA

Oracle Database Administrator
Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles County, CA

IS Advisor 1 - Oracle Database Administrator
Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County, Nashville, TN

Oracle Database Engineer
Agree Technologies and Solutions, Portland, OR

Database Developer (SQL/Oracle/Sybase,)
Columbus OH, Columbus, OH

Lead Oracle Database Administrator
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Quality Assurance Analyst
Columbia Insurance Group, Columbia, MO

Data Engineer
Nashville Biosciences, LLC, Nashville, TN

Software Engineer
Peraton, Annapolis Junction, MD

Software Development Manager
Entrata, Lehi, UT

Software Engineer - Content Management System
Pokemon Company International, Bellevue, WA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Datastax Luna logo

Simple, subscription-based support for open source
Apache Cassandra™ from the Cassandra experts.
Learn more.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

MariaDB logo

How do MariaDB, Oracle MySQL and EnterpriseDB compare?
Get the white paper to
learn more.

Present your product here