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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. MySQL vs. PostGIS vs. Raima Database Manager vs. XTDB

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonRaima Database Manager infoformerly named db_Vista  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseWidely used open source RDBMSSpatial extension of PostgreSQLRDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into an application or used as a database serverA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APISpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score25.72
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score1202.10
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score31.82
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#241  Overall
#116  Relational DBMS
#18  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#50  Document stores
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.mysql.compostgis.netraima.comgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdev.mysql.com/­docpostgis.net/­documentationdocs.raima.comxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperFirebird FoundationOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunRaima Inc.Juxt Ltd.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase1995200519842019
Current release4.0.1, December 20218.0.29, April 20223.2.1, February 202215, June 20211.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGPL v2.0commercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC and C++C and C++CCClojure
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Android
HP-UX
Integrity RTOS
iOS
Linux
OS X
QNX
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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.yesyesno infoExporting/Importing of XML structures possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesyeslimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Objective-C
PL/SQL
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLyes infoproprietary syntaxuser defined functionsyes infobased on the ANSI/ISO SQL Persistent Stored Modules (PSM) specificationno
Triggersyesyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricyes infobased on PostgreSQLhorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infobased on PostgreSQLSource-replica replicationyes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACIDACIDACID
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 engineyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesyes infobased on PostgreSQLno
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FirebirdMySQLPostGISRaima Database Manager infoformerly named db_VistaXTDB infoformerly named Crux
Specific characteristicsRaima Database Manager (RDM) is an embedded time-series database optimized to run...
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Competitive advantagesDecreased time-to-market Industry-standard interfaces & tools for making your job...
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Typical application scenariosTypical use cases include: Internet of Things (IoT) Embedded In-Memory Database Time-Series...
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Key customersInfor, ABB, The Boeing Company, BAE Systems, Dow Jones, Dun & Bradstreet, Fujitsu,...
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Market metricsOver 30 000 applications developers worldwide have field-tested RDM products More...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of Raima Database Manager are flexible, so are the...
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