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DBMS > Drizzle vs. Interbase vs. Lovefield vs. MySQL

System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. Interbase vs. Lovefield vs. MySQL

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.37
Rank#64  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#269  Overall
#124  Relational DBMS
Score1206.04
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerEmbarcaderoGoogleOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release2008198420141995
Current release7.2.4, September 2012InterBase 2020, December 20192.1.12, February 20178.0.27, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++CJavaScriptC and C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 infoexport as XML data possiblenoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
JavaScriptAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languagenoyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yesUsing read-only observersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Interbase Change ViewsnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDByes
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

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