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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Rockset

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.A stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.A scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.65
Rank#212  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
Score0.32
Rank#263  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score16.91
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.60
Rank#218  Overall
#34  Document stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbwww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaserockset.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.rockset.com
DeveloperAlibabaAlibabaGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Rockset
Initial release20122019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedhostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyesdynamic typing
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.yesnonono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesnoyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnonoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
HTTP RESTAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
JavaJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnolimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersyesnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess managed on TSDB instance levelyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console
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Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDBAlibaba Cloud TSDBFirebase Realtime DatabaseRockset
Specific characteristicsApsaraDB for PolarDB is a cloud-native relational database 100% compatible with MySQL...
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Competitive advantagesWebinar: Top Scientists Live: Tech Secrets to Double 11's Success Revealed. PolarDB:...
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Typical application scenariosCreating a Robust Cloud-Based Database for Fintech, E-Commerce and Gaming. Learn...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSpecification and pricing. You can use either of the following billing methods to...
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