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DBMS > Drizzle vs. eXtremeDB vs. Interbase vs. MySQL vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. eXtremeDB vs. Interbase vs. MySQL vs. Postgres-XL

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisoneXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  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.Natively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandWidely used open source RDBMSBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.68
Rank#209  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score6.74
Rank#62  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score1202.10
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.70
Rank#206  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.mcobject.comwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.mysql.comwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­extremedb.htmdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedev.mysql.com/­docwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerMcObjectEmbarcaderoOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release20082001198419952014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release7.2.4, September 20128.2, 2021InterBase 2020, December 20198.0.29, April 202210 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++CC and C++C
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 infosupport of XML interfaces availableno infoexport as XML data possibleyesyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJDBC.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes infoproprietary syntaxuser defined functions
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes infoby defining eventsyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning / shardingnonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabrichorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Active Replication Fabric™ for IoT
Multi-source replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Source-replica replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
Interbase Change ViewsMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 30 million devices/applications using the product...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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