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DBMS > Firebird vs. Oracle vs. SAP HANA vs. SwayDB vs. TempoIQ

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Oracle vs. SAP HANA vs. SwayDB vs. TempoIQ

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonOracle  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparisonTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB  Xexclude from comparison
TempoIQ seems to be decommissioned. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseWidely used RDBMSIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storageScalable analytics DBMS for sensor data, provided as a service (SaaS)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
RDF store infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Spatial DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Document store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score27.28
Rank#30  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score1266.89
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Score56.92
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#336  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.oracle.com/­databasewww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlswaydb.iotempoiq.com (offline)
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.oracle.com/­en/­databasehelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperFirebird FoundationOracleSAPSimer PlahaTempoIQ
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase1980201020182012
Current release4.0, June 202119c, February 20192.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoalso available as a cloud based servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C and C++Scala
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Appliance or cloud-service
Data schemeyesyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columnsyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnoyes
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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesnono
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Cobol
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Fortran
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Visual Basic
Java
Kotlin
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLPL/SQL infoalso stored procedures in Java possibleSQLScript, Rnono
Triggersyesyesyesnoyes infoRealtime Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding, horizontal partitioningyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan be realized in PL/SQLnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoisolation level can be parameterizedACIDAtomic execution of operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoVersion 12c introduced the new option 'Oracle Database In-Memory'yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesnosimple authentication-based access control

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