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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. Snowflake vs. TimesTen vs. UniData,UniVerse

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparisonUniData,UniVerse  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 featuresCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to OracleMultiValue database and application server with SQL mapping layer and meta database capabilities
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.30
Rank#149  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#203  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
Score71.03
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score1.81
Rank#129  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score4.11
Rank#84  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.snowflake.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.htmlwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1www.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2/­documentation
DeveloperFoundationDBSnowflake Computing Inc.Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005Rocket Software
Initial release20132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB201419981985
Current release6.2.28, November 202010 R1, October 201811 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public licensecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageC++CC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesyesyesoptional
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 functionalityyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Java API infoJPA
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based 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
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
.Net
Basic infoU2 Basic
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyuser defined functionsuser defined functionsPL/SQLyes
Triggersnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesnoyes infoU2 Basic
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningyesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCCACIDACIDACID infoconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpointsyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights according to SQL-standard and operating system based

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