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System Properties Comparison Interbase vs. PostgreSQL vs. Transbase
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|Name||Interbase Xexclude from comparison||PostgreSQL Xexclude from comparison||Transbase Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Light-weight proven RDBMS originally from Borland||Widely used open source RDBMS Developed as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL||A resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS with object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Developer||Embarcadero||PostgreSQL Global Development Group www.postgresql.org/developer||Transaction Software GmbH|
|Initial release||1984||1989 1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL||1987|
|Current release||InterBase 2020, December 2019||14.0, September 2021||Transbase 8.4, September 2020|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source BSD||commercial free development license|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Implementation language||C||C||C and C++|
|Server operating systems||Android|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no export as XML data possible||yes specific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes||yes standard with numerous extensions||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||ADO.NET|
native C library
streaming API for large objects
Proprietary native API
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes Interbase procedure and trigger language||user defined functions realized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.||yes|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none||partitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Interbase Change Views||Source-replica replication other methods possible by using 3rd party extensions||Source-replica replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||yes||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||ACID||yes|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes Multiversion concurreny control||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes||no||no|
|User concepts Access control||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
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