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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. InterSystems Caché vs. Nebula Graph

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonNebula Graph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseA multi-model DBMS and application serverA distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score25.72
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score3.01
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#53  Relational DBMS
Score1.10
Rank#169  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachegithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
nebula-graph.io
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.intersystems.comdocs.nebula-graph.io
DeveloperFirebird FoundationInterSystemsVesoft Inc.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase19972019
Current release4.0.1, December 20212018.1.4, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++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
Linux
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelStrong typed schema
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoNebula Graph internally uses the Key-Value store RocksDB for persistency. The vertices, edges, and their properties are stored as Key while their values are stored as Value. The primary indexes are per Key and secondary indexes are per Value.
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Browser interface
console (shell)
Proprietary native API
Query language nGQL
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
C++
Go
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLyes
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsSource-replica replicationCausal Clustering using Raft protocol
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infousing RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights for users, groups and rolesRole-based access control
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FirebirdInterSystems CachéNebula Graph
Specific characteristicsNebula Graph is a truly distributed, linearly scalable, lightning-fast graph database,...
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Competitive advantagesNebula Graph boasts the world's only graph database solution that is able to host...
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Typical application scenariosSocial networking Fraud detection Knowledge graph Data warehouse management Anti...
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Key customersCurrently we have some top internet companies in China implementing Nebula Graph...
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Market metricsAt our very early stage, Nebula Graph has already received 3.5k stars and thousands...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNebula Graph is open source and free to use under Apache 2.0 license and Common Clause...
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