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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationCockroachDB is a distributed database architected for modern cloud applications. It is wire compatible with PostgreSQL and backed by a Key-Value Store, which is either RocksDB or a purpose-built derivative, called Pebble.Firebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBase
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.12
Rank#163  Overall
#81  Relational DBMS
Score0.35
Rank#258  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score6.06
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score24.43
Rank#31  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.firebirdsql.org
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualsgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docswww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manuals
DeveloperAltibaseAxibase CorporationCockroach LabsFirebird Foundation
Initial release1999201320152000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 20211558520.2, November 20203.0.7, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++JavaGoC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
LinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesdynamic schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92SQL-like query languageyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
JDBCADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsyesnoPSQL
Triggersyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning (by key range) infoall tables are translated to an ordered KV store and then broken down into 64MB ranges, which are then used as replicas in RAFTnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication using RAFTnone infoavailable via 3rd party products
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writers
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept
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AltibaseAxibaseCockroachDBFirebird
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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CockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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System of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 9 Fortune Global...
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Comcast, SpaceX, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Kindred,...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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8K+ long-running clusters 900+ CockroachDB Enterprise clusters 2K+ CockroachCloud...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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- Apache 2.0 for core features released up to and including the 19.1 release - Time-limited...
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