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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. mSQL vs. OrigoDB

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. mSQL vs. OrigoDB

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonOrigoDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.mSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSA fully ACID in-memory object graph database
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.32
Rank#149  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score1.73
Rank#130  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#326  Overall
#45  Document stores
#18  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orghughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlorigodb.com
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdborigodb.com/­docs
DeveloperFoundationDBHughes TechnologiesRobert Friberg et al
Initial release201319942009 infounder the name LiveDB
Current release6.2.28, November 20204.3, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++CC#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesUser defined using .NET types and collections
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.nono infocan be achieved using .NET
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
HTTP API
LINQ
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlynoyes
Triggersnonoyes infoDomain Events
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioning infoclient side managed; servers are not synchronized
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynodepending on model
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoWrite ahead log
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoRole based authorization

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