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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. ScyllaDB vs. SpatiaLite vs. VelocityDB

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Cassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeSpatial extension of SQLiteA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value store
Wide column store
Spatial DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.50
Rank#149  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score4.31
Rank#87  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#7  Wide column stores
Score2.14
Rank#126  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#340  Overall
#36  Graph DBMS
#18  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.scylladb.comwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­indexvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.scylladb.comwww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.htmlvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperFoundationDBScyllaDBAlessandro FurieriVelocityDB Inc
Initial release2013201520082011
Current release6.2.28, November 2020ScyllaDB Open Source 5.0, July 20225.0.0, August 20207.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availableOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C++C++C#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linuxserver-lessAny that supports .NET
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyes infocluster global secondary indicesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
.Net
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyes, Luanono
TriggersnonoyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoin-memory tablesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnoBased on Windows Authentication
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FoundationDBScyllaDBSpatiaLiteVelocityDB
Specific characteristicsScylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosAdTech ( AdGear , AppMonet , Dstillery , FullContact , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS...
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Key customersComcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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