DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > FoundationDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. SAP IQ

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 featuresColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
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
Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#111  Relational DBMS
Score4.63
Rank#79  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperFoundationDBSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release20132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB1994
Current release6.2.28, November 202010 R1, October 201816.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes
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.yes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
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
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyuser defined functionsyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCCACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

More information provided by the system vendor

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

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

More resources
FoundationDBPostgres-XLSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ
Recent citations in the news

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

Apple Acquires Durable Database Company FoundationDB
24 March 2015, TechCrunch

Ten years of NewSQL: Back to the future of distributed relational databases
4 June 2021, S&P Global

Striking a balance with ‘open’ at Snowflake
20 May 2021, InfoWorld

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

provided by Google News

Building a scalable PostgreSQL solution
14 April 2019, Packt Hub

Interview with Frank Huerta and Mason Sharp on PostGres-XL
13 May 2014, opensource.com

PostgreSQL vs. Hadoop
20 August 2016, DZone News

The States Can't Blockchain - CoinDesk
1 March 2020, Coindesk

When PostgreSQL Doesn't Scale Well Enough
18 April 2016, DZone News

provided by Google News

SAP Unveils New Services in SAP HANA Cloud
28 April 2021, Database Trends and Applications

SAP HANA Cloud Offers High-Performance Management of Data for Users
20 April 2021, Inside SAP Magazine

A look inside the SAP IQ column-oriented database
10 March 2016, TechTarget

Delphix Partner Spotlight on J2 Consulting
20 April 2021, Security Boulevard

Forrester Research Names SAP a Leader in Data Management for Analytics
18 February 2020, Data & Storage Asean

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Senior Business Intelligence Engineer
OpenVPN Inc., Remote

SAP ILM & Data Archiving Consultant
Accenture, Los Angeles, CA

Junior Data Strategy Analyst (JDSA)
National Capitol Contracting (NCC), Norfolk, VA

Sybase DBA
Stefanini, Inc, Dallas, TX

Data Solution Architect
Fivesky, Alpharetta, GA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database Machine Learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Neo4j logo

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

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

Couchbase logo

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

Present your product here