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System Properties Comparison Apache IoTDB vs. Firebird vs. Milvus

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn IoT native database with high performance for data management and analysis, deployable on the edge and the cloud and integrated with Hadoop, Spark and FlinkFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.41
Rank#253  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score24.94
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.37
Rank#264  Overall
#18  Search engines
Websiteiotdb.apache.orgwww.firebirdsql.orgmilvus.io
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperApache Software FoundationFirebird Foundation
Initial release20182000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2019
Current release4.0.1, December 20212.0, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C++, Go
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric and String
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Native API
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesPSQLno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party products
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsIntegration with Hadoop and Sparknono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Strong Consistency with Raft
Bounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptno
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Specific characteristicsApache IoTDB (Internet of Things Database) is a time series data management system...
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Milvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesLow Cost and High Performance Tens of million points write throughput High compression...
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Highly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosIoT / IIoT End-Edge-Cloud Collaboration Real-Time and Historian Time Series Analytics
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Video media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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Key customersOver 200 customers worldwide, including Bosch, Siemens, Komat'su, Alibaba, etc.
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Milvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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Market metrics185+ contributors and 10,000+ times monthly clones on GitHub Rank 7 by commits among...
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As of March 2022, 9.8k+ GitHub stars 1.4k+ Github forks 871k+ docker pulls 2k+ community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source: Apache License v2.0 Pricing for commercial-/cloud-/edge-edition provided...
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Milvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
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