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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. TinkerGraph vs. UniData,UniVerse

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

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonTinkerGraph  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 featuresA lightweight, in-memory graph engine that serves as a reference implementation of the TinkerPop3 APIMultiValue 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 DBMSGraph DBMSMultivalue 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
Score0.68
Rank#213  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#292  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Score4.27
Rank#81  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.postgres-xl.orgtinkerpop.apache.org/­docs/­current/­reference/­#tinkergraph-gremlinwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2/­documentation
DeveloperFoundationDBRocket Software
Initial release20132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB20091985
Current release6.2.28, November 202010 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++CJavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesyesoptional
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 indexesnoyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infodistributed, parallel query executionnoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
TinkerPop 3Java 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
Groovy
Java
.Net
Basic infoU2 Basic
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyuser defined functionsnoyes
Triggersnoyesnoyes infoU2 Basic
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneSource-replica replication
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 onlyyesyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCCnoACID infoconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesnoyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesoptionalyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights according to SQL-standard and operating system based

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