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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. InfluxDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. SingleStore

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score25.10
Rank#31  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score29.24
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.59
Rank#225  Overall
#110  Relational DBMS
Score5.21
Rank#67  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationdocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperFirebird FoundationSingleStore Inc.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2013
Current release4.0, June 20212.0.7, June 202110 R1, October 20187.3, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licensecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++GoCC++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
macOS
Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyesyes
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.noyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes, but no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLnouser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infoMVCCACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage enginenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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FirebirdInfluxDBPostgres-XLSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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SingleStore is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Performance - Shattering the Trillion-Rows-Per-Second Barrier Fast data ingest -...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Real-Time Analytics Internet of Things Personalization and Recommendations Risk Management...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Comcast - Real-time Stream Processing Architecture DellEMC - Getting it Right Exactly...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Customers in various industries worldwide -- US and International Industry Solutions:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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