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DBMS > Firebird vs. GridDB vs. IBM Cloudant

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. GridDB vs. IBM Cloudant

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score26.03
Rank#30  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score1.30
Rank#151  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score3.71
Rank#89  Overall
#15  Document stores
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orggriddb.netwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudant
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.griddb.netcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperFirebird FoundationToshiba CorporationIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20132010
Current release4.0, June 20214.6, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C++Erlang
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linuxhosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampno
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)no
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocolRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID at container levelno infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes infoOptimistic locking
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users can be defined per database
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FirebirdGridDBIBM Cloudant
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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