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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Drizzle vs. Interbase vs. MySQL

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Drizzle vs. Interbase vs. MySQL

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.MySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.64
Rank#215  Overall
#105  Relational DBMS
Score6.37
Rank#64  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score1206.04
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.mysql.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperAlibabaDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerEmbarcaderoOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release200819841995
Current release7.2.4, September 2012InterBase 2020, December 20198.0.27, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++CC and C++
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.yesno infoexport as XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
C
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
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 infoStored proceduresyesnoyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersyesno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingnonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Interbase Change ViewsMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
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