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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. RocksDB vs. TerarkDB

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. RocksDB vs. TerarkDB

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Embeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)A key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.86
Rank#161  Overall
#23  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#78  Relational DBMS
Score2.61
Rank#97  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score0.05
Rank#309  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgrocksdb.orggithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikigithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperFoundationDBFacebook, Inc.Terark
Initial release201320132016
Current release6.2.11, November 20196.5.2, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSDcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingnono
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.nono
Secondary indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlynono
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Java API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C++
Java
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlynono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesno
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono

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