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DBMS > BigObject vs. Firebird vs. GBase

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Firebird vs. GBase

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseAn analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.13
Rank#342  Overall
#150  Relational DBMS
Score21.06
Rank#31  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score1.04
Rank#190  Overall
#88  Relational DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.firebirdsql.orgwww.gbase.cn
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iowww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manuals
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Firebird Foundation
Initial release20152000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase
Current release5.0.0, January 2024GBase 8a
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuaPSQL
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writers
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept

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