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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Firebird vs. IBM Db2 warehouse

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseCloud-based data warehousing service
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
Score1.34
Rank#166  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.firebirdsql.orgwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2/­warehouse
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iowww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manuals
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Firebird FoundationIBM
Initial release20152000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2014
Current release5.0.0, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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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
hosted
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuaPSQLPL/SQL, SQL PL
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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