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DBMS > Interbase vs. InterSystems Caché vs. MySQL

System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. InterSystems Caché vs. MySQL

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandA multi-model DBMS and application serverWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.04
Rank#70  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score2.94
Rank#111  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#56  Relational DBMS
Score1205.54
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachewww.mysql.com
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.intersystems.comdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperEmbarcaderoInterSystemsOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release198419971995
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20192018.1.4, May 20208.0.31, October 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC and C++
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelyes
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.no infoexport as XML data possibleyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyesyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change ViewsSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

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