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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. SingleStore vs. Transwarp Hippo

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTranswarp Hippo  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.MySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table typeCloud-native distributed Vector DBMS that supports storage, retrieval, and management of massive vector-based datasets
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSVector DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.06
Rank#185  Overall
#31  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#85  Relational DBMS
Score5.38
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#386  Overall
#15  Vector DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­apple/­foundationdbwww.singlestore.comwww.transwarp.cn/­en/­subproduct/­hippo
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperFoundationDBSingleStore Inc.
Initial release201320132023
Current release6.2.28, November 20208.5, January 20241.0, May 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++, GoC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux info64 bit version requiredLinux
macOS
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyesVector, Numeric and String
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 indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infobut no triggers and foreign keysno
APIs and other access methodsCluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
MongoDB API
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyesno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infohash partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculationsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoFine grained access control via users, groups and rolesRole based access control and fine grained access rights
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FoundationDBSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLTranswarp Hippo
Specific characteristicsSingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesSingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosDriving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersIEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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