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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Firebird vs. Netezza

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Firebird vs. Netezza

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.Firebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseData warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystems
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.70
Rank#207  Overall
#102  Relational DBMS
Score26.03
Rank#30  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score19.62
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbwww.firebirdsql.orgwww.ibm.com/­products/­netezza
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manuals
DeveloperAlibabaFirebird FoundationIBM
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2000
Current release4.0, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux infoincluded in appliance
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesPSQLyes
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone infoavailable via 3rd party productsSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers with fine-grained authorization concept
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