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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. Oracle Coherence vs. Postgres-XL

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

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Coherence  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Oracles in-memory data grid solutionBased 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
Key-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.27
Rank#151  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#74  Relational DBMS
Score2.50
Rank#106  Overall
#20  Key-value stores
Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#111  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.oracle.com/­middleware/­technologies/­coherence.htmlwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.oracle.com/­en/­middleware/­standalone/­coherencewww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperFoundationDBOracle
Initial release201320072014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release6.2.28, November 202012c, September 201610 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
macOS
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesyes
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlynoyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJCache
JPA
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.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
.Net
C++
Java
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlynouser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infoLive Eventsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDconfigurableACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptionallyyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoauthentification to access the cache via certificates or http basic authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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