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DBMS > Altibase vs. Firebird vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. MySQL

System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Firebird vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. MySQL

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.11
Rank#166  Overall
#83  Relational DBMS
Score24.83
Rank#31  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score1.74
Rank#130  Overall
#21  Document stores
#24  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#64  Relational DBMS
Score1212.52
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comwww.firebirdsql.orgwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.mysql.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualswww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperAltibaseFirebird FoundationInterSystemsOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release19992000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20181995
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 20214.0, June 20212021.1, June 20218.0.26, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018Open Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++C and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesdepending on used data modelyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92yesyesyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsPSQLyesyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptyesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

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