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DBMS > Firebird vs. Manticore Search vs. Microsoft SQL Server

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Manticore Search vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonManticore Search  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseMulti-storage database for search, including full-text search.Microsofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS infousing the Manticore Columnar LibraryDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score20.50
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.29
Rank#302  Overall
#21  Search engines
Score821.56
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgmanticoresearch.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsmanual.manticoresearch.comlearn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperFirebird FoundationManticore SoftwareMicrosoft
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20171989
Current release5.0.0, January 20246.0, February 2023SQL Server 2022, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2commercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesFixed schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesInt, Bigint, Float, Timestamp, Bit, Int array, Bigint array, JSON, Booleanyes
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.Can index from XMLyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Binary API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP/SQL API
SQL over MySQL
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLuser defined functionsTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSynchronous replication based on Galera libraryyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoisolated transactions for atomic changes and binary logging for safe writesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Manticore index.yes
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 conceptnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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