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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. ScyllaDB vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. ScyllaDB vs. Transbase

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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 storeA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.32
Rank#150  Overall
#25  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#73  Relational DBMS
Score3.54
Rank#90  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Score0.25
Rank#278  Overall
#129  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.scylladb.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.scylladb.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperFoundationDBScyllaDBTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release201320151987
Current release6.2.28, November 2020Scylla Open Source 4.3, January 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availablecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes infocluster global secondary indicesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
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
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyes, Luayes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 onlynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsyes
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.yes infoin-memory tablesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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FoundationDBScyllaDBTransbase
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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Apple Acquires Durable Database Company FoundationDB
24 March 2015, TechCrunch

Apple Open Sources FoundationDB, a Distributed Datastore
26 April 2018, ADT Magazine

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19 April 2018, GeekWire

Apple’s FoundationDB open sources the database layer behind CloudKit
14 January 2019, 9to5Mac

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10 February 2019, InfoQ.com

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