DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Firebird vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. OpenEdge

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. OpenEdge

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonOpenEdge  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseMicrosofts relational DBMSApplication development environment with integrated database management system
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.97
Rank#31  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score1085.06
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score3.57
Rank#74  Overall
#39  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.progress.com/­openedge
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentationdocumentation.progress.com/­output/­ua/­OpenEdge_latest
DeveloperFirebird FoundationMicrosoftProgress Software Corporation
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase19891984
Current release3.0.4, October 2018SQL Server 2017, October 2017OpenEdge 11.7, March 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infoclose to SQL 92
APIs and other access methodsC/C++ API
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Progress proprietary ABL (Advanced Business Language)
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationhorizontal partitioning infosince Version 11.4
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers and groups

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesSQLPro for MSSQL: A simple but powerful Microsoft SQL Server database client available on iPhone and iPad as well as macOS.
» more

Dremio is like magic for SQL Server accelerating your analytical queries up to 1,000x.
» more

Navicat Monitor is a safe, simple and agentless remote server monitoring tool for SQL Server and many other database management systems.
» more

Navicat for SQL Server gives you a fully graphical approach to database management and development.
» more

DBHawk is a web-based data management Tool for a SQL Server database.
» more

ERBuilder provides all the features you would expect from a professional database modeling and design tool.
» more

General SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
FirebirdMicrosoft SQL ServerOpenEdge
DB-Engines blog posts

The struggle for the hegemony in Oracle's database empire
2 May 2017, Paul Andlinger

Microsoft SQL Server is the DBMS of the Year
4 January 2017, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

Architecting eCommerce Platforms for Zero Downtime on Black Friday and Beyond
25 November 2016, Tony Branson (guest author)

show all

Conferences and events

PASS Summit 2019
Seattle, Washington, USA, 5-8 November 2019

Recent citations in the news

The Ultimate Open Source Database List Profiling 16 Software Tools
30 May 2019, Solutions Review

Global Flying Bags Market 2019 Trends, Segmentation, Swot Analysis, Opportunities And Forecast To 2025
12 September 2019, Rapid News Network

The Firebird Project's Firebird Relational Database
29 July 2016, Linux Journal

EF Core Database Providers
4 January 2019, InfoQ.com

Global Oil Boiler Market Research Report, Industry Status, Growth, Outlook, Overview and Forecast 2019-2025
11 September 2019, NewsStoner

provided by Google News

Microsoft Rolls Out SQL Server 2019 RC 'Refresh'
22 August 2019, Redmond Channel Partner

Q&A with Denny Cherry: Top Things You Should NEVER Do in SQL Server (and Other Tips)
5 September 2019, Redmondmag.com

The MCSA SQL Server Certification Training Bundle Is Available For A Massive 96% Discount Offer For A Few Days – Avail Now
10 September 2019, Wccftech

Transport NSW pays DiData $13m for Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise
11 September 2019, CRN Australia

Aginity Launches Analytic Management Support for Microsoft SQL Server
21 August 2019, PRNewswire

provided by Google News

SQL vs. NoSQL vs. NewSQL: Finding the Right Solution
17 August 2015, Dataconomy

Industry Spotlight: Extracting data from inside the app
1 June 2017, SDTimes.com

Healthcare IT Market Size 2019 Global Industry Share, Growth, Trend, Opportunities and Forecast to 2026
3 April 2019, Insurance News Net

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Application Support Specialist
KARL STORZ, Field

Moorestown, NJ - Software Engineering Intern
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION, Mount Laurel, NJ

Senior Enterprise Data Base Administrator
T.D. Williamson, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT

Moorestown, NJ - Software Engineer Associate
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION, Mount Laurel, NJ

Software Support Technician
Component Control Com Inc., San Diego, CA

Senior SQL Server Database Administrator
The Cimino Group, Connecticut

Senior SQL Server Database Engineer
Deloitte, Chicago, IL

Senior SQL Server Database Engineer
Deloitte, New York, NY

Senior Application Developer/Database Analyst (SQL/ETL)
Citi, New York, NY

Senior SQL Server Database Engineer
Deloitte, Dallas, TX

Senior Software Engineer - Progress
ProQuest LLC, Ann Arbor, MI

Progress 4GL Developer
Cognizant Technology Solutions, Detroit, MI

Programmer/Analyst & Database Administrator
Endura, Colfax, NC

Progress/Java - Software Engineer
JPMorgan Chase, Wilmington, DE

QAD Progress Programmer/Analyst & Database Administrator
Endura Products, Inc, Colfax, NC

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Redis logo

Start now with Redis Cloud
Secure, highly available Redis as a serverless, hosted, fully managed cloud service.
Sign up here.

Present your product here