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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from Borland
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score25.10
Rank#31  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score6.57
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbase
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbase
DeveloperFirebird FoundationEmbarcadero
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase1984
Current release4.0, June 2021InterBase 2020, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
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.no infoexport as XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger language
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 productsInterbase Change Views
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 infoMultiversion concurreny control
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 conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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