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DBMS > EDB Postgres vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Interbase vs. Lovefield

System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Interbase vs. Lovefield

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.Cloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.59
Rank#117  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score11.14
Rank#47  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score6.06
Rank#68  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score0.43
Rank#274  Overall
#128  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasegoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperEnterpriseDBGoogleEmbarcaderoGoogle
Initial release2005201719842014
Current release14, December 2021InterBase 2020, December 20192.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCCJavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
hostedAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.nono infoexport as XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsnoyesSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageno
Triggersyesyes, with Cloud FunctionsyesUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replicationInterbase Change Viewsnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
EDB PostgresGoogle Cloud FirestoreInterbaseLovefield
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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