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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. H2 vs. Hypertable

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.An open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as Hadoop
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score20.50
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score8.33
Rank#46  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.h2database.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualswww.h2database.com/­html/­main.html
DeveloperFirebird FoundationThomas MuellerHypertable Inc.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20052009
Current release5.0.0, January 20242.2.220, July 20230.9.8.11, March 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaC++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scans
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaC++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseselectable replication factor on file system level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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 conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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