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DBMS > BaseX vs. c-treeACE vs. c-treeEDGE vs. Firebird

System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. c-treeACE vs. c-treeEDGE vs. Firebird

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonc-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonc-treeEDGE  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.High speed key-value store, desgined for high availability, mission critical applications with automatic recovery and immediately consistent transaction support.Database built for IoT edge computing, which runs natively on ARM or x86 processors and on major IoT operating systems.Firebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBase
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score1.84
Rank#129  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score0.64
Rank#210  Overall
#37  Key-value stores
#102  Relational DBMS
Score0.36
Rank#249  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
#114  Relational DBMS
Score20.87
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Websitebasex.orgwww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeacewww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeedgewww.firebirdsql.org
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orglearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorylearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorywww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manuals
DeveloperBaseX GmbHFairCom CorporationFairCom CorporationFirebird Foundation
Initial release2007197919792000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase
Current release9.4.3, September 2020V11.5, November 2017V1, Juni 20183.0.5, 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaANSI C, C++ANSI C, C++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
Android
Linux
Raspbian
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)Flexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyes
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 indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoANSI SQL queriesyes infoANSI SQL queriesyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
ADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
Direct SQL
IoT Microservice layer
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++PSQL
Triggersyes infovia eventsyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningFile partitioning infoCustomizable business rules for partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsnone infoavailable via 3rd party products
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infowhen using SQLyes infowhen using SQLyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyes 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.Fine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.Users with fine-grained authorization concept
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BaseXc-treeACEc-treeEDGEFirebird
Specific characteristicsSpeed, reliability and consistency are the reasons businesses choose FairCom™s c-treeACE...
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The c-treeEDGE IoT Database is a fast, flexible solution with a robust architecture...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features High-speed transaction processing Immediately consistent, ACID-compliant,...
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Top Features Micro footprint: As low as 37 MB IoT communication interfaces : MQTT,...
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Typical application scenariosc-treeACE speed, reliability, and flexibility are direct reasons this technology...
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c-treeEDGE can be deployed at or near the data collection point (sensors) and used...
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Key customersVISA, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, CommVault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of c-treeACE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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Just as the technical aspects of c-treeEDGE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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