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DBMS > Firebird vs. GreptimeDB vs. Microsoft SQL Server

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. GreptimeDB vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonGreptimeDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseAn open source Time Series DBMS built for increased scalability, high performance and efficiencyMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score20.50
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#351  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score821.56
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orggreptime.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.greptime.comlearn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperFirebird FoundationGreptime Inc.Microsoft
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20221989
Current release5.0.0, January 2024SQL Server 2022, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++RustC++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Android
Docker
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free, schema definition possibleyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
gRPC
HTTP API
JDBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLPythonTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate 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 writersyesyes
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 conceptSimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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FirebirdGreptimeDBMicrosoft SQL Server
Specific characteristicsGreptimeDB is a SQL & Python-enabled timeseries database system built from scratch...
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Competitive advantages- Inherits advantages of Rust, such as excellent performance, memory safe, resource...
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Typical application scenariosFor IoT industries, GreptimeDB can seamless integrate with message queues and other...
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Key customersGreptime's clients span multiple sectors including IoT, connected vehicles, and energy...
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Market metricsGreptimeDB has garnered global recognition by topping GitHub trends following its...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGreptimeDB: open source, distributed, cloud-native TSDB; supports Hybrid Time-series...
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