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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. TempoIQ

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

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.TempoIQ seems to be decommissioned. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Widely used in-process key-value storeScalable analytics DBMS for sensor data, provided as a service (SaaS)
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Time Series DBMS
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
Score2.84
Rank#90  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
#2  Native XML DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlwww.tempoiq.com
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmlapp.tempoiq.com/­docs/­html/­index.html
DeveloperFoundationDBOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleTempoIQ
Initial release201319942012
Current release6.2.11, November 201918.1 (Core), June 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infocommercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
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 typingnoyes
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.yes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML editionno
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.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
C#
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlynono
Triggersnoyes infoonly for the SQL APIyes infoRealtime Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonosimple authentication-based access control

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