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DBMS > Firebird vs. Heroic vs. NSDb vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Heroic vs. NSDb vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structures
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score25.56
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#283  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#356  Overall
#32  Time Series DBMS
Score3.59
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexnsdb.iowww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.html
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewnsdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperFirebird FoundationSpotifySybase, SAP
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase201420171993
Current release4.0.1, December 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaJava, Scala
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchall fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Scala
Delphi
Perl
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLnonoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsyesMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Luceneyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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