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System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. Firebird vs. RavenDB

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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS infoexperimental
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Score3.45
Rank#82  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score22.55
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score3.45
Rank#81  Overall
#14  Document stores
Websitecloudant.comwww.firebirdsql.orgravendb.net
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.comwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Firebird FoundationHibernating Rhinos
Initial release20102000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2010
Current release3.0.5, January 20204.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC and C++C#
Server operating systemshostedAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptPSQLyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
none infoavailable via 3rd party productsMulti-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyes 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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle

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