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DBMS > Firebird vs. OpenQM vs. TiDB

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. OpenQM vs. TiDB

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonOpenQM infoalso called QM  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseQpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning, multi-value DBMSTiDB is an open source distributed SQL database that supports Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) workloads. It is MySQL compatible and features horizontal scalability, strong consistency, and high availability.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score20.50
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score0.34
Rank#284  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Score4.25
Rank#74  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-multivalue-application-development-platform/­rocket-open-qmpingcap.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperFirebird FoundationRocket Software, originally Martin PhillipsPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase19932016
Current release5.0.0, January 20243.4-128.1.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++Go, Rust
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyes infowith some exceptionsyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 SQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
GORM
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
SQLAlchemy
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Basic
C
Java
Objective C
PHP
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLyesno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyeshorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infofull support since version 6.6
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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FirebirdOpenQM infoalso called QMTiDB
Specific characteristicsTiDB is an advanced open-source, distributed SQL database for modern application...
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Competitive advantages- HORIZONTAL SCALING : TiDB grants total transparency into your data workloads without...
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Typical application scenariosTiDB is ideal for transactional applications that require extreme scalability and...
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Key customersBlock, Pinterest, Catalyst, Bolt, Flipkart, Capcom, Shopee (E-commerce), JD Cloud...
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Market metrics34K+ GitHub stars 5K+ members in TiDB Community Slack 1K+ community contributors...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTiDB Community : Free open source software (Apache 2.0) TiDB Self-Hosted : Enterprise...
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