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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. GBase vs. OpenEdge

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonOpenEdge  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseAn analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.Application development environment with integrated database management system
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score25.72
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score1.16
Rank#165  Overall
#79  Relational DBMS
Score4.45
Rank#85  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.gbase8a.comwww.progress.com/­openedge
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocumentation.progress.com/­output/­ua/­OpenEdge_latest
DeveloperFirebird FoundationProgress Software Corporation
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase1984
Current release4.0.1, December 2021GBase 8aOpenEdge 12.2, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoclose to SQL 92
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Progress proprietary ABL (Advanced Business Language)
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLyes
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning infosince Version 11.4
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers and groups

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