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DBMS > Firebird vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseWidely used in-process key-value storeRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Relational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score20.93
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score3.47
Rank#86  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#2  Native XML DBMS
Score6.46
Rank#56  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score89.91
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmlhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperFirebird FoundationOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleSAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase199419922003
Current release3.0.5, 202018.1 (Core), June 201817, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infocommercial license availablecommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++C, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.yes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML editionyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersyesyes infoonly for the SQL APIyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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