FoundationDB

7 Issues to Consider When Evaluating FoundationDB

7 Issues to Consider When Evaluating FoundationDB

FoundationDB enjoys a unique spot in the transactional NoSQL space given its positioning as a basic key-value database that can be used to build new, more application-friendly databases. Given that many of the guarantees provided by its core engine (such as multi-shard ACID transactions and high fault tolerance) are similar to those provided by the YugabyteDB database, our users often ask us for a comparison. These users are essentially trying to understand whether they should build their app directly using one of the three YugabyteDB APIs or should they explore/build a new database layer on FoundationDB first.

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Why are NoSQL Databases Becoming Transactional?

Why are NoSQL Databases Becoming Transactional?

The SQL vs. NoSQL database split emerged in 2006-2007, but NoSQL’s compromises led developers to continue using SQL/RDBMS for critical workloads. However, recent changes in the NoSQL world have seen the adoption of ACID transactions, which were previously absent, and this post aims to inform architects of these changes and why they are happening now.

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