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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseA multi-model DBMS and application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score24.77
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score3.09
Rank#100  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.intersystems.com/­products/­cache
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.intersystems.com
DeveloperFirebird FoundationInterSystems
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase1997
Current release4.0.1, December 20212018.1.4, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLyes
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 conceptAccess rights for users, groups and roles

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