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DBMS > Interbase vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. SAP Adaptive Server

System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. SAP Adaptive Server

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NameInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandWidely used in-process key-value storeThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith Boeing's Spatial Query Server
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.37
Rank#64  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score2.94
Rank#102  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score51.39
Rank#23  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.html
Technical documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmlhelp.sap.com/­viewer/­product/­SAP_ASE
DeveloperEmbarcaderoOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleSAP, Sybase
Initial release198419941987
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 201918.1.40, May 202016.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infocommercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)C and C++
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML editionno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
C
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languagenoJava and Transact-SQL
Triggersyesyes infoonly for the SQL APIyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change ViewsSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 controlyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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