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Apple continues open source campaign by releasing FoundationDB on GitHub
Acquired by Apple in 2015, the FoundationDB database architecture has officially gone open source, the company announced today. It’s the latest move by Apple to open more of its non-secret software initiatives to public contributions, following earlier moves with its Swift programming language, cryptographic libraries, and benchmarking tools.
While FoundationDB is far from Apple’s best-known product, it’s the database underlying iCloud, Apple’s massive cloud-based server system for holding and synchronizing hundreds of millions of user accounts — plus trillions of pieces of data. Apple describes FoundationDB as a scalable “distributed datastore, designed from the ground up to be deployed on clusters of commodity hardware,” focusing on data consistency
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