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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseWidely used open source RDBMS
Database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS Key/Value like access via memcached API
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Trend Chart
Score15.68
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score1374.41
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperFirebird FoundationOracle since 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release2000 As fork of Borland's InterBase1995
Current release3.0.1, September 20165.7.16, October 2016
LicenseOpen Source Initial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source GPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based Only available as a cloud servicenono
Implementation languageC and C++C and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less Firebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL Support of (almost full) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)yesyes with proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsC/C++ API
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC Jaybird
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript Node.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresPSQLyes proprietary syntax
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone available via 3rd party productsMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys Referential integrityyesyes not for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID not for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes Features a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes table locks or row locks depending on storage engine
Durability Support for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts Access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers with fine-grained authorization concept no user groups or roles

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