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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Cloudant vs. Firebase Realtime Database

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.39
Rank#221  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score3.80
Rank#75  Overall
#14  Document stores
Score11.60
Rank#40  Overall
#7  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgcloudant.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.cloudant.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Google infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release201420102012
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptErlang
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptlimited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersyesyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageno infoatomic operations within a document possibleyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseyes, based on authentication and database rules

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