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DBMS > Firebird vs. jBASE vs. Lovefield vs. MySQL vs. PostGIS

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. jBASE vs. Lovefield vs. MySQL vs. PostGIS

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptWidely used open source RDBMSSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APISpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score24.94
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score1.55
Rank#143  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#281  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score1202.85
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score31.27
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.jbase.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.mysql.compostgis.net
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.zumasys.com/­jbasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddev.mysql.com/­docpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperFirebird FoundationZumasysGoogleOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase1991201419952005
Current release4.0.1, December 20215.72.1.12, February 20178.0.30, July 20223.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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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
AIX
Linux
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalyesyesyes
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.yesnoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
JavaScriptAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLyesnoyes infoproprietary syntaxuser defined functions
TriggersyesyesUsing read-only observersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsyesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDByesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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