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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. PostGIS

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score25.72
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score31.82
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgpostgis.net
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualspostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperFirebird Foundation
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2005
Current release4.0.1, December 20213.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
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.yes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsyes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 conceptyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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