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DBMS > Firebird vs. Rockset vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. STSdb vs. VoltDB

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Rockset vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. STSdb vs. VoltDB

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score24.00
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#234  Overall
#37  Document stores
Score5.67
Rank#74  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#347  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Score1.66
Rank#142  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgrockset.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4www.voltdb.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.rockset.comhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperFirebird FoundationRocksetSAP infoformerly SybaseSTS Soft SCVoltDB Inc.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2019199220112010
Current release4.0.2, August 202217, July 20154.0.8, September 201511.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++C#Java, C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
WindowsLinux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesdynamic typingyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes
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 infoingestion from XML files supportedyes
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexedyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsyesnoyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP RESTADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client APIJava API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or PerlnoJava
Triggersyesnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneAutomatic shardingnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesnono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDnoACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
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 conceptAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consolefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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