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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. EJDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. IRONdb

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryEmbeddable document-store database library with JSON representation of queries (in MongoDB style)Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeDocument storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.60
Rank#209  Overall
#31  Document stores
#102  Relational DBMS
Score0.20
Rank#272  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score15.31
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.06
Rank#317  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgejdb.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.irondb.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mdfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.irondb.io/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffSoftmotionsGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Circonus LLC.
Initial release2014201220122017
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoGPLv2commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)server-lesshostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idyesyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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 indexesnonoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nonoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIin-process shared libraryAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptActionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonolimited functionality with using 'rules'yes, in Lua
TriggersyesnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infotypically not needed, however similar functionality with collection joins possiblenono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/Write Lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoyes, based on authentication and database rulesno
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLEJDBFirebase Realtime DatabaseIRONdb
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantagesUnmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosReal Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsIRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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