"FoundationDB was originally founded in 2009 by Dave Rosenthal, Dave Scherer and Nick Lavezzo with the goal of making a NoSQL database that was ACID compliant, a set of properties for databases that are designed to guarantee the integrity of data even when errors occur.Apple’s cloud database FoundationDB now open source | 9to5Mac
Apple acquired the company in early 2015 and has probably been using it for their iCloud services for the past couple of years. In a recent paper describing how CloudKit works, engineers mentioned the usage of a NoSQL database to allow app developers to sync user data between devices in a generic and easy-to-use way. CloudKit is Apple’s cloud database behind many of iCloud’s features including iOS backups, Photos, iWork sharing and iCloud Drive."
Friday, April 20, 2018
Apple’s cloud database FoundationDB now open source | 9to5Mac
Also see FoundationDB is Open Source (FoundationDB blog) and How FoundationDB Powers Snowflake Metadata Forward (Snowflake)