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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseColumnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.45
Rank#82  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score22.55
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score22.65
Rank#29  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Websitecloudant.comwww.firebirdsql.orgwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.comwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualswww.vertica.com/­documentation/­vertica
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Firebird FoundationVertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release20102000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2005
Current release3.0.5, January 2020Vertica Analytics Platform 9.2.x, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono infoavailable on Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure
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Implementation languageErlangC and C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
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 indexesyesyesno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
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
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptPSQLyes
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
none infoavailable via 3rd party productsMaster-master replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
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 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 conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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CloudantFirebirdVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsColumnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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