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DBMS > Interbase vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Spark SQL

System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Spark SQL

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.34
Rank#51  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score4.79
Rank#66  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score16.70
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbaseazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablesspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasespark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperEmbarcaderoMicrosoftApache Software Foundation
Initial release198420122014
Current releaseInterBase 2017, March 2017v2.4.4, September 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageCScala
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
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 possiblenono
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languagenono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes, utilizing Spark Core
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.none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 dataACIDoptimistic lockingno
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 signaturesno

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