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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hypertable

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.An open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as Hadoop
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeWide column store
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Score0.39
Rank#221  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score11.60
Rank#40  Overall
#7  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Hypertable Inc.
Initial release201420122009
Current release0.9.8.11, March 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scans
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor on file system level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes, based on authentication and database rulesno

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