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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  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.Widely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.48
Rank#204  Overall
#28  Document stores
#98  Relational DBMS
Score11.28
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score1229.52
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.mysql.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Oracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release201420121995
Current release8.0.16, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'yes infoproprietary syntax
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageyesACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes, based on authentication and database rulesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

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