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DBMS > Interbase vs. Kingbase vs. SAP Adaptive Server

System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Kingbase vs. SAP Adaptive Server

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonKingbase  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle and widely used in China.The SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query Server
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.66
Rank#60  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.35
Rank#259  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Score50.93
Rank#23  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.kingbase.com.cnwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.html
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasebbs.kingbase.com.cn/­chess_wenku-index.htmlhelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASE
DeveloperEmbarcaderoBeiJing KINGBASE Information technologies inc.SAP, Sybase
Initial release198419991987
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 2019V8.0, August 202116.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC and JavaC and C++
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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 possibleyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesStandard with numerous extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
gokb
JDBC
kdbndp
ODBC
PDI
PDO
Pro*C
psycopg2
QT
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
C
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageuser defined functionsJava and Transact-SQL
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash) and vertical partitioninghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change ViewsyesMulti-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
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
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
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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InterbaseKingbaseSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE
Specific characteristicsAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle. It has the following...
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Competitive advantagesComplete database management platform with Integrated Development Environment Tool,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional and mixed workloads that need to integrate with...
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Key customersThe main customers are: China National Petroleum Corporation China Petrochemical...
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Market metricsAt present, the main market is in China, but expansion to the international market...
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Licensing and pricing modelsBusiness license. Various sales modes: for example, sales by set, sales by CPU quantity,...
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