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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Firebird vs. GridDB vs. Microsoft Access

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.11
Rank#362  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score24.23
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score1.82
Rank#143  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score133.83
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbwww.firebirdsql.orggriddb.netwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.griddb.netdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperAlibabaFirebird FoundationToshiba CorporationMicrosoft
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20131992
Current release4.0.2, August 20225.1, August 20221902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
LinuxWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)yes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoPSQLnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersnoyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containers
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID at container levelACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess managed on TSDB instance levelUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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Alibaba Cloud TSDBFirebirdGridDBMicrosoft Access
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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