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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. IBM Db2 vs. Milvus vs. MongoDB

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructure
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBSearch engineDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score25.01
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score149.66
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#253  Overall
#17  Search engines
Score486.23
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2milvus.iowww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualswww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mddocs.mongodb.com/­manual
DeveloperFirebird FoundationIBMMongoDB, Inc
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase1983 infohost version20192009
Current release4.0.2, August 202212.1, October 20162.0, January 20226.0.1, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)
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Implementation languageC and C++C and C++C++, GoC++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric and Stringyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial
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 indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesnoRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BI
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
RESTful HTTP APIproprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Actionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLyesnoJavaScript
Triggersyesyesnoyes infoin MongoDB Atlas only
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingSharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Multi-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infooptional, enabled by default
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights for users and roles
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FirebirdIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2MilvusMongoDB
Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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MongoDB’s application data platform provides developers a unified interface to power...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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The MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
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Typical application scenariosVideo media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metricsAs of March 2022, 9.8k+ GitHub stars 1.4k+ Github forks 871k+ docker pulls 2k+ community...
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200+ million downloads, over 1.5M Atlas database clusters under management handling...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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