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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. STSdb vs. TerminusDB

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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Score22.88
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.26
Rank#320  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Score0.27
Rank#317  Overall
#32  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orggithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4terminusdb.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperFirebird FoundationSTS Soft SCDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20112018
Current release4.0.2, August 20224.0.8, September 201510.1.4, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C#Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
WindowsLinux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes 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
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
.NET Client APIOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLnoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptnoRole-based access control

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