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DBMS > Interbase vs. Oracle vs. STSdb vs. TimesTen

System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Oracle vs. STSdb vs. TimesTen

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonOracle  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandWidely used RDBMSKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
RDF store infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Spatial DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.37
Rank#64  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score1281.74
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#306  Overall
#45  Key-value stores
Score1.81
Rank#129  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.oracle.com/­databasegithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4www.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.oracle.com/­en/­databasedocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperEmbarcaderoOracleSTS Soft SCOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release1984198020111998
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 201919c, February 20194.0.8, September 201511 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC and C++C#
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
WindowsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columnsyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes
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 possibleyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
.NET Client APIJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Cobol
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Fortran
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Visual Basic
C#
Java
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languagePL/SQL infoalso stored procedures in Java possiblenoPL/SQL
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding, horizontal partitioningnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change ViewsMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan be realized in PL/SQLnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoisolation level can be parameterizednoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoVersion 12c introduced the new option 'Oracle Database In-Memory'yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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