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System Properties Comparison Firebird vs. ScyllaDB vs. Vertica

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NameFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeColumnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.90
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score2.71
Rank#96  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Score21.03
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.scylladb.comwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.scylladb.comwww.vertica.com/­docs/­10.0.x/­HTML/­Content/­Home.htm
DeveloperFirebird FoundationScyllaDBVertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release2000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase20152005
Current release3.0.5, 2020Scylla Open Source 4.0.0, May 2020Vertica 10.0 Software, May 2020
Vertica for SQL on Hadoop 10.0 Software, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availablecommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoAvailable on all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infocluster global secondary indicesno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresPSQLyes, Luayes
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-master replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
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.yes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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FirebirdScyllaDBVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsScylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Columnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Performance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosAdTech ( AdGear , Dstillery , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS , SteelHouse , Xandr) Customer...
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Communication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersComcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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Abiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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Cost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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