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System Properties Comparison FoundationDB vs. WakandaDB

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NameFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonWakandaDB  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.WakandaDB is embedded in a server that provides a REST API and a server-side javascript engine to access data
Primary database modelDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.02
Rank#185  Overall
#31  Document stores
#27  Key-value stores
#86  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#362  Overall
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­apple/­foundationdbwakanda.github.io
Technical documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbwakanda.github.io/­doc
DeveloperFoundationDBWakanda SAS
Initial release20132012
Current release6.2.28, November 20202.7.0 (April 29, 2019), April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPLv3, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++C++, JavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infosome layers support typingyes
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.no
Secondary indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresin SQL-layer onlyyes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityin SQL-layer only
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes

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Recent citations in the news

FoundationDB team’s new venture, Antithesis, raises $47M to enhance software testing
13 February 2024, SiliconANGLE News

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FoundationDB, a very interesting NoSQL database owned by Apple, is now an open-source project
19 April 2018, GeekWire

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