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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Amazon SimpleDB vs. Firebird vs. Manticore Search

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonManticore Search  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseMulti-storage database for search, including full-text search.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS infousing the Manticore Columnar Library
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.95
Rank#180  Overall
#88  Relational DBMS
Score2.11
Rank#123  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score25.72
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#326  Overall
#20  Search engines
Websitealtibase.comaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.firebirdsql.orgmanticoresearch.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualsdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsmanual.manticoresearch.com
DeveloperAltibaseAmazonFirebird FoundationManticore Software
Initial release199920072000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2017
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 20214.0.1, December 20214.2, December 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C and C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
hostedAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesFixed schema
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesInt, Bigint, Float, Timestamp, Bit, Int array, Bigint array, JSON, Boolean
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.noCan index from XML
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92noyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Binary API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP/SQL API
SQL over MySQL
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsnoPSQLuser defined functions
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsSynchronous replication based on Galera library
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDyes infoisolated transactions for atomic changes and binary logging for safe writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Manticore index.
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-standardAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users with fine-grained authorization conceptno

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