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System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandMicrosofts relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score6.25
Rank#51  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score1094.72
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentation
DeveloperEmbarcaderoMicrosoft
Initial release19841989
Current releaseInterBase 2017, March 2017SQL Server 2017, October 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 possibleyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change Viewsyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
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 integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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