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Firebase Realtime Database System Properties

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NameFirebase Realtime Database
DescriptionCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.
Database modelDocument store
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Score2.79
Rank#73  Overall
#13  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperGoogle acquired by Google 2014
Initial releaseApril, 2012
License Commercial or Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based Only available as a cloud serviceyes
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeschema-free
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateyes
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
Secondary indexesyes
SQL Support of (almost full) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)no
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts Stored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changes
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency if the client is offline
Immediate Consistency if the client is online
Foreign keys Referential integrityno
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability Support for making data persistentyes
User concepts Access controlyes, based on authentication and database rules

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