DB-EngineseXtremeDB: 5 9's high availability databaseEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Firebird vs. GridDB vs. InfluxDB vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. GridDB vs. InfluxDB vs. Sphinx

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score20.93
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#199  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score22.88
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orggriddb.netwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.griddb.netdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperFirebird FoundationToshiba CorporationSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase201320132001
Current release3.0.5, 20204.5, June 20201.8.0, April 20203.2.1, January 2020
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 availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC and C++C++GoC++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampNumeric data and Stringsno
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 indexesyesyesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocolHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Proprietary protocol
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
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLnonono
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containers
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID at container levelnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights for users can be defined per databasesimple rights management via user accountsno
More information provided by the system vendor
FirebirdGridDBInfluxDBSphinx
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
» more
InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
» more
Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
» more
Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
» more
Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
» more
IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
» more
Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
» more
InfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
» more
Market metricsGitHub trending repository
» more
Fastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
» more
Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
FirebirdGridDBInfluxDBSphinx
DB-Engines blog posts

Why Build a Time Series Data Platform?
20 July 2017, Paul Dix (guest author)

Time Series DBMS are the database category with the fastest increase in popularity
4 July 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

Time Series DBMS as a new trend?
1 June 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

The DB-Engines ranking includes now search engines
4 February 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Database Software Market Growth And Technology Advancements Till 2025
2 August 2020, Market Research Posts

Database Software Market Trends Analysis, Top Manufacturers, Shares, Growth Opportunities, Statistics & Forecast to 2026
3 August 2020, AlgosOnline

Global Enterprise Database Software Market Demand To Witness a Significant Expansion Post Covid-19 by 2025 – Oracle, Sonadier, Microsoft, SAP, SolarWinds, IBM etc.
4 August 2020, Bulletin Line

Softbuilder Offers ERBuilder Data Modeler for Free for Remote Workers During COVID-19
9 July 2020, Database Trends and Applications

MIGRATION TO AMAZON RELATIONAL DATABASE SERVICE (AMAZON RDS)
31 July 2020, openPR

provided by Google News

Trend-Setting Products in Data and Information Management for 2020
4 December 2019, Database Trends and Applications

provided by Google News

InfluxDB Cloud now available on Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and AWS
24 July 2020, Help Net Security

InfluxDB Cloud extends to Microsoft Azure Cloud — now available on all major cloud platforms
22 July 2020, DevOps.com

Time Series Virtual Summit Speaker Spotlight: Jon Herlocker and Miroslav Malecha
15 July 2020, DevOps.com

InfluxData becomes the embedded IoT database for PTC, adds Azure support
22 July 2020, ZDNet

Time Series Virtual Summit Speaker Spotlight: Al Sargent and Samantha Wang
14 July 2020, DevOps.com

provided by Google News

Native plants for your landscape that will attract birds - Picayune Item
29 July 2020, Picayune Item

The Pirate Bay was recently down for over a week due to a DDoS attack
29 October 2019, Internet

Coronavirus-themed spam surged 14,000% in two weeks says IBM
30 March 2020, TechRepublic

Egyptian Pyramids Facts
2 February 2020, Communal News

eCommerce Search & Personalization
6 May 2018, SitePoint

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

QA Analyst
Ideal Software Systems, Inc., Meridian, MS

Database Support Engineer
Canary Systems Inc., Tucson, AZ

Data Center
GSB, Naples, FL

Data Center Architect
GSB, Miami, FL

Software Engineer
Advanced Security Designs, Santa Margarita, CA

SDET Engineer
Ntelicor, Irving, TX

Java Developer
Ntelicor, Dallas, TX

Mobile Web Solutions Architect
Power Home Remodeling, West Chester, PA

Mobile Web Solutions Architect
Power Home Remodeling, Reading, PA

Infrastructure Engineer, Filecoin Mining Operations
Protocol Labs, Remote

SR WEB DEVELOPER
Exactech, Inc., Gainesville, FL

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Datastax Astra logo

Cassandra made easy in the cloud. Build cloud-native applications faster with CQL, REST and GraphQL APIs.
Try for Free.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database Machine Learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

Present your product here