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DBMS > Firebird vs. Riak KV vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Riak KV vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  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 InterBaseDistributed, fault tolerant 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 infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score20.93
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score5.49
Rank#65  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score6.46
Rank#56  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score89.91
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperFirebird FoundationBasho TechnologiesSAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase200919922003
Current release3.0.5, 20202.1.0, April 201517, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercialcommercial 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++Erlang
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesrestrictedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLJavaScript and Erlangyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"noneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsselectable replication factorSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infolinks between data sets can be storedyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDno 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 writersyesyesyes
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.yesno
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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