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DBMS > Interbase vs. jBASE vs. Microsoft SQL Server

System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. jBASE vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.99
Rank#68  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score1.96
Rank#147  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score853.57
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-multivalue-application-development-platform/­rocket-jbasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.rocketsoftware.com/­bundle?labelkey=jbase_5.9learn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperEmbarcaderoRocket Software (formerly Zumasys)Microsoft
Initial release198419911989
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20195.7SQL Server 2022, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalyes
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 possibleyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change Viewsyesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
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 dataACIDACIDACID
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.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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