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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Rockset vs. SQLite vs. VoltDB

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  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 RocksDBWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMSDistributed 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 DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score25.37
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.86
Rank#220  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score134.63
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score2.10
Rank#134  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgrockset.comwww.sqlite.orgwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.rockset.comwww.sqlite.org/­docs.htmldocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperFirebird FoundationRocksetDwayne Richard HippVoltDB Inc.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase201920002010
Current release4.0.2, August 20223.40.0  (16 November 2022), November 202211.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialOpen Source infoPublic DomainOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C++CJava, C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
hostedserver-lessLinux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infodynamic column typesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesdynamic typingyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.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 supportedno
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supportedyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP RESTADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Java 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
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLnonoJava
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneAutomatic shardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID 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 writersyesyes infovia file-system locksyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes 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 consolenoUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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