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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. ObjectBox vs. Sphinx

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score22.09
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#219  Overall
#12  Object oriented DBMS
Score7.04
Rank#49  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgobjectbox.iosphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.objectbox.iosphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperFirebird FoundationObjectBox LimitedSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20172001
Current release3.0.4, October 20183.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C and C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary native APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptyesno
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