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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Firebird vs. Hypertable vs. RavenDB

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS infoexperimental
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.50
Rank#142  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score20.87
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score4.16
Rank#80  Overall
#14  Document stores
Websitealtibase.comwww.firebirdsql.orgravendb.net
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualswww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperAltibaseFirebird FoundationHypertable Inc.Hibernating Rhinos
Initial release19992000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20092010
Current release7.1, July 20173.0.5, 20200.9.8.11, March 20164.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018Open Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++C++C#
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnono
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92yesnoSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
C++ API
Thrift
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsPSQLnoyes
Triggersyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsselectable replication factor on file system levelMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptnoAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle
More information provided by the system vendor
AltibaseFirebirdHypertableRavenDB
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 9 Fortune Global...
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Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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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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RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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