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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. TempoIQ vs. TerminusDB

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Scalable analytics DBMS for sensor data, provided as a service (SaaS)Scalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Time Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.86
Rank#165  Overall
#24  Document stores
#29  Key-value stores
#80  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#311  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#342  Overall
#32  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.tempoiq.comterminusdb.com
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbapp.tempoiq.com/­docs/­html/­index.htmlterminusdb.com/­docs
DeveloperFoundationDBTempoIQDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201320122018
Current release6.1.11, July 20191.0, 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
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 indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlynoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C#
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Python
Ruby
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlynoyes
Triggersnoyes infoRealtime Alertsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesJournaling Streams
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 onlynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple authentication-based access controlRole-based access control

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