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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparison
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.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeTime Series DBMS
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Score0.39
Rank#221  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score11.60
Rank#40  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.05
Rank#328  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Websitealasql.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.irondb.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.irondb.io/­docs
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Circonus LLC.
Initial release201420122017
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes 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 indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava
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 proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'yes, in Lua
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes, based on authentication and database rulesno
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AlaSQLFirebase 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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