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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. jBASE vs. Postgres-XL vs. SQL.JS

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. jBASE vs. Postgres-XL vs. SQL.JS

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSQL.JS  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.A robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresPort of SQLite to JavaScript
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Multivalue DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.32
Rank#150  Overall
#25  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#73  Relational DBMS
Score1.78
Rank#129  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.68
Rank#213  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
Score1.16
Rank#162  Overall
#80  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.jbase.comwww.postgres-xl.orgsql.js.org
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.zumasys.com/­jbasewww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationsql.js.org/­documentation/­index.html
DeveloperFoundationDBZumasysAlon Zakai infoenhancements implemented by others
Initial release201319912014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2012
Current release6.2.28, November 20205.710 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++CJavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
Windows
Linux
macOS
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingoptionalyesyes
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.yesyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JavaScript API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoMVCCACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesno infoexcept by serializing a db to a file
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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