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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score21.06
Rank#31  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score2.14
Rank#124  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperFirebird FoundationTobias Oetiker
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase1999
Current release5.0.0, January 20241.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC and C++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data only
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 infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptno

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