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DBMS > Derby vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison Derby vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Transbase

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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Widely used in-process key-value storeA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.72
Rank#77  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score2.94
Rank#102  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score0.15
Rank#295  Overall
#137  Relational DBMS
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbywww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlwww.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmldocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmlwww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperApache Software FoundationOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release199719941987
Current release10.15.2.0, March 202018.1.40, May 2020Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infocommercial license availablecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)C and C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.yesyes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML editionno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJava.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresnoyes
Triggersyesyes infoonly for the SQL APIyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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