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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. Valentina Server

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. Valentina Server

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparisonValentina Server  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Low-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structuresObject-relational database and reports server
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.76
Rank#150  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#71  Relational DBMS
Score2.98
Rank#109  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score0.43
Rank#279  Overall
#130  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­apple/­foundationdbwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmlwww.valentina-db.net
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbvalentina-db.com/­docs/­dokuwiki/­v5/­doku.php
DeveloperFoundationDBSybase, SAPParadigma Software
Initial release201319931999
Current release6.2.28, November 20205.7.5
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
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.no
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesyes
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Delphi
Perl
PHP
.Net
C
C#
C++
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Visual Basic
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyesyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.no infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configuredyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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