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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Interbase vs. MySQL vs. Trafodion

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandWidely used open source RDBMSTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.53
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score6.97
Rank#51  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score1268.51
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.45
Rank#225  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.mysql.comtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedev.mysql.com/­doctrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperFirebird FoundationEmbarcaderoOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase198419952014
Current release3.0.5, 2020InterBase 2020, December 20198.0.20, 20202.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++CC and C++C++, Java
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 possibleyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
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
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes infoproprietary syntaxJava Stored Procedures
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsInterbase Change ViewsMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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