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DBMS > FoundationDB vs. Vertica vs. XAP

System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. Vertica vs. XAP

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Columnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performanceHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsDocument storeObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.76
Rank#170  Overall
#26  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
#82  Relational DBMS
Score21.31
Rank#30  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score0.79
Rank#167  Overall
#25  Document stores
#29  Key-value stores
Websitewww.foundationdb.orgwww.vertica.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.vertica.com/­documentation/­vertica/­9-3-x-documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperFoundationDBVertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett PackardGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release201320052000
Current release6.2.11, November 2019Vertica Analytics Platform 9.3.x, January 202014.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoAvailable on all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platformno
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Implementation languageC++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tablesschema-free
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.yesno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesnono infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggersSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyesyes
Triggersnonoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash SegmentationSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replication infoCluster level and Object level replicationMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoopyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer onlyyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hashRole-based access control
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FoundationDBVertica infoVertica Analytics PlatformXAP
Specific characteristicsColumnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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