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DBMS > Firebird vs. SQLite vs. Tkrzw

System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. SQLite vs. Tkrzw

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparisonTkrzw infoSuccessor of Tokyo Cabinet and Kyoto Cabinet  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMSA concept of libraries, allowing an application program to store and query key-value pairs in a file. Successor of Tokyo Cabinet and Kyoto Cabinet
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score24.00
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score138.82
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#357  Overall
#58  Key-value stores
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.sqlite.orgdbmx.net/­tkrzw
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualswww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperFirebird FoundationDwayne Richard HippMikio Hirabayashi
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20002020
Current release4.0.2, August 20223.39.3  (5 September 2022), September 20220.9.3, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoPublic DomainOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++CC++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
server-lessLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesyes infodynamic column typesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.no
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supportedno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
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++
Java
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLnono
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes infovia file-system locksyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing specific database classes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptnono

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