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DBMS > Firebird vs. Rockset vs. STSdb vs. UniData,UniVerse vs. VoltDB

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. Rockset vs. STSdb vs. UniData,UniVerse vs. VoltDB

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonUniData,UniVerse  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 RocksDBKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodMultiValue database and application server with SQL mapping layer and meta database capabilitiesDistributed 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 storeKey-value storeMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score24.00
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#234  Overall
#37  Document stores
Score0.02
Rank#347  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Score4.41
Rank#85  Overall
#2  Multivalue DBMS
Score1.66
Rank#142  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgrockset.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4www.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2www.voltdb.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.rockset.comwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-u2/­documentationdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperFirebird FoundationRocksetSTS Soft SCRocket SoftwareVoltDB Inc.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2019201119852010
Current release4.0.2, August 20224.0.8, September 201511.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availablecommercialOpen 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#CJava, C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
hostedWindowsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesdynamic typingyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)optionalyes
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 supported
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexednoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsnoyesyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST.NET Client APIJava API infoJPA
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
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
C#
Java
.Net
Basic infoU2 Basic
C
Java
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLnonoyesJava
Triggersyesnonoyes infoU2 Basicno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneAutomatic shardingnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesnoneSource-replica replicationMulti-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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononono infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID infoconfigurableACID 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
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consolenoAccess rights according to SQL-standard and operating system basedUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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