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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. Riak KV vs. searchxml

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. Riak KV vs. searchxml

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.36
Rank#149  Overall
#25  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#74  Relational DBMS
Score0.69
Rank#210  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Score6.72
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#19  Search engines
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.postgres-xl.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
DeveloperFoundationDBBasho Technologiesinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release20132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB20092015
Current release6.2.28, November 202010 R1, October 20182.1.0, April 20151.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++CErlangC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesnoyes
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionalitynoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infodistributed, parallel query executionnono
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyuser defined functionsJavaScript and Erlangyes infoon the application server
Triggersnoyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding infono "single point of failure"none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factoryes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesno infolinks between data sets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCCnomultiple readers, single writer
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services

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