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System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. Derby vs. Firebird

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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Firebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBase
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.45
Rank#82  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score5.31
Rank#60  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score22.55
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Websitecloudant.comdb.apache.org/­derbywww.firebirdsql.org
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.comdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manuals
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Apache Software FoundationFirebird Foundation
Initial release201019972000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase
Current release10.15.1.3, March 20193.0.4, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoInitial Developer's Public License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlangJavaC and C++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBCADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
JavaC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptJava Stored ProceduresPSQL
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replicationnone infoavailable via 3rd party products
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writers
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept

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