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DBMS > Interbase vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Postgres-XL

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score7.05
Rank#52  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score5.58
Rank#63  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.51
Rank#219  Overall
#105  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbaseazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperEmbarcaderoMicrosoft
Initial release198420122014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 201910 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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 possiblenoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languagenouser defined functions
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change Viewsyes 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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDoptimistic lockingACID infoMVCC
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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