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DBMS > Firebird vs. Google Search Appliance vs. Interbase vs. Percona Server for MySQL vs. RavenDB

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Google Search Appliance vs. Interbase vs. Percona Server for MySQL vs. RavenDB

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonPercona Server for MySQL  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandEnhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL based on XtraDB or TokuDB storage engines with improved performance and additional diagnostic and management features.Open Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS infoexperimental
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Score19.45
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score2.62
Rank#95  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score6.46
Rank#53  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score2.19
Rank#105  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score3.46
Rank#81  Overall
#14  Document stores
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.percona.com/­software/­mysql-database/­percona-serverravendb.net
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualssupport.google.com/­gsadocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.percona.com/­downloads/­Percona-Server-LATESTravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperFirebird FoundationGoogleEmbarcaderoPerconaHibernating Rhinos
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2002198420082010
Current release3.0.5, 2020InterBase 2017, March 20178.0.18-9, December 20194.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2Open Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++CC and C++C#
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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.nono infoexport as XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyesyesSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyesyes
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsMaster-slave replicationInterbase Change ViewsMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
XtraDB Cluster
Multi-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUser authentication via various security protocolsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle

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