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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. LokiJS vs. MySQL vs. Sphinx

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseIn-memory JavaScript DBMSWidely used open source RDBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APISearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score25.01
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#240  Overall
#38  Document stores
Score1205.38
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score7.12
Rank#62  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orggithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSwww.mysql.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualstechfort.github.io/­LokiJSdev.mysql.com/­docsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperFirebird FoundationOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase201419952001
Current release4.0.2, August 20228.0.30, July 20223.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaScriptC and C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesno
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
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia viewsyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
JavaScript APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScriptAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLView functions in JavaScriptyes infoproprietary syntaxno
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
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 conceptnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesno

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