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DBMS > EDB Postgres vs. Interbase vs. Lovefield

System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. Interbase vs. Lovefield

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NameEDB Postgres  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.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.03
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score6.23
Rank#67  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#272  Overall
#126  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasegoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperEnterpriseDBEmbarcaderoGoogle
Initial release200519842014
Current release14, December 2021InterBase 2020, December 20192.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCCJavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.no infoexport as XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyesSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.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 infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageno
TriggersyesyesUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationInterbase Change Viewsnone
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 integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, 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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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