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System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Memcached vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.05
Rank#52  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score25.96
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score5.58
Rank#63  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.memcached.orgazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasegithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperEmbarcaderoDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalMicrosoft
Initial release198420032012
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20191.6.0, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 possibleno
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languagenono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change Viewsnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
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 integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnooptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes
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-standardyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures

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