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DBMS > Firebird vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. RDF4J

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score24.23
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score6.36
Rank#65  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score1.09
Rank#194  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgcloud.google.com/­datastorerdf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualscloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperFirebird FoundationGoogleSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20082004
Current release4.0.2, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++Java
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, details hereyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (GQL)no
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLusing Google App Engineyes
TriggersyesCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication using Paxosnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor paths
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
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 conceptAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)no

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