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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Milvus vs. TerminusDB

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMSVector DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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Score21.06
Rank#31  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score1.81
Rank#144  Overall
#5  Vector DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#323  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgmilvus.ioterminusdb.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mdterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperFirebird FoundationDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20192018
Current release5.0.0, January 20242.3.4, January 202411.0.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++, GoProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Linux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesVector, Numeric and Stringyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP APIOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLnoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
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 conceptRole based access control and fine grained access rightsRole-based access control
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FirebirdMilvusTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosRAG: retrieval augmented generation Video media : video understanding, video deduplication....
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by thousands of enterprises, including PayPal, eBay, IKEA, LINE,...
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Market metricsAs of January 2024, 25k+ GitHub stars 10M+ downloads and installations​ ​ 3k+ enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Fully-managed...
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