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System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Manticore Search vs. PostgreSQL

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonManticore Search  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandMulti-storage database for search, including full-text search.Widely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS infousing the Manticore Columnar LibraryDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Apache Age
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS infowith pgvector extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.99
Rank#68  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#319  Overall
#21  Search engines
Score629.41
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasemanticoresearch.comwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasemanual.manticoresearch.comwww.postgresql.org/­docs
DeveloperEmbarcaderoManticore SoftwarePostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release198420171989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20196.0, February 202316.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++C
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesFixed schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesInt, Bigint, Float, Timestamp, Bit, Int array, Bigint array, JSON, Booleanyes
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 possibleCan index from XMLyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Binary API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP/SQL API
SQL over MySQL
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageuser defined functionsuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change ViewsSynchronous replication based on Galera librarySource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoisolated transactions for atomic changes and binary logging for safe writesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Manticore index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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