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DBMS > Firebird vs. Graphite vs. Milvus

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Graphite vs. Milvus

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSVector DBMS
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Score20.50
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score4.83
Rank#67  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score2.78
Rank#103  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orggithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webmilvus.io
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsgraphite.readthedocs.iomilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperFirebird FoundationChris Davis
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20062019
Current release5.0.0, January 20242.4.4, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++PythonC++, Go
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
Unix
Linux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyVector, Numeric and String
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
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP API
Sockets
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes infolockingyes
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 controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptnoRole based access control and fine grained access rights
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FirebirdGraphiteMilvus
Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosRAG: retrieval augmented generation Video media : video understanding, video deduplication....
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by thousands of enterprises, including PayPal, eBay, IKEA, LINE,...
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Market metricsAs of January 2024, 25k+ GitHub stars 10M+ downloads and installations​ ​ 3k+ enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Fully-managed...
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