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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. GBase vs. GridDB vs. Machbase vs. TimescaleDB

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseAn analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataTimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigDataA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score27.58
Rank#30  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score1.11
Rank#166  Overall
#82  Relational DBMS
Score1.27
Rank#151  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#343  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score4.38
Rank#81  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.gbase8a.comgriddb.netwww.machbase.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.griddb.netendoc.machbase.comdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperFirebird FoundationToshiba CorporationMachbaseTimescale
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase201320132017
Current release4.0, June 2021GBase 8a4.6, February 2021V6.5, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercial infofree test version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++CC
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
LinuxLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocolHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLnonouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsSource-replica replicationselectable replication factorSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID at container levelnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesnoyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infovolatile and lookup tableno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights for users can be defined per databasesimple password-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
FirebirdGBaseGridDBMachbase infoFormer name was InfinifluxTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Machbase is an extremely fast time series database which processes large volumes...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Fastest Database for IIoT, Independently verified, on Industry Standard Benchmarks....
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Distributed Query In Machbase Cluster Edition, a broker node, which is responsible...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Machbase has over 50 customers, including Samsung, POSCO, and Hyundai.
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Real-time data processing Real-time index creation Optimized DBMS for processing...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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Machbase provide several product editions, including: Intelligent Edge Device, Fog...
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