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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Ignite vs. RDF4J

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score24.94
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score7.06
Rank#61  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
#35  Relational DBMS
Score0.77
Rank#203  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgignite.apache.orgrdf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsapacheignite.readme.io/­docsrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperFirebird FoundationApache Software FoundationSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20152004
Current release4.0.1, December 2021Apache Ignite 2.6
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++, Java, .NetJava
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yes
Triggersyesyes (cache interceptors and events)yes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsyes (replicated cache)none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
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 conceptSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsno

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