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System Properties Comparison Faircom EDGE vs. Firebird vs. IBM Db2

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NameFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGE  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFairCom EDGE is an Industry 4.0 solution built to integrate, collect, aggregate and synchronize mission-critical data in edge computing environmentsFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/Linux
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.22
Rank#274  Overall
#41  Key-value stores
#127  Relational DBMS
Score22.75
Rank#30  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score157.17
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­products/­faircomedge-iot-databasewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorywww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualswww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGG
DeveloperFairCom CorporationFirebird FoundationIBM
Initial release19792000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase1983 infohost version
Current releaseV3, October 20203.0.7 , October 202012.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial infofree version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageANSI C, C++C and C++C and C++
Server operating systemsAndroid
Linux infoARM, x86
Raspbian
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoANSI SQL queriesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
IoT Microservice layer
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
VB.Net
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++PSQLyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning infoCustomizable business rules for partitioningnoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Version
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infowhen using SQLyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.Users with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Faircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGEFirebirdIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2
Specific characteristicsFairCom EDGE provides the power of a full-featured database that is designed specifically...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features JSON Multimodel SQL and NoSQL APIs Automatic database tuning Custom...
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Typical application scenariosFairCom EDGE can be deployed at or near the data collection point (sensors) and used...
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Key customersUPS, Verizon, Motorola, CommVault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell Automation,...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of FairCom EDGE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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