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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Spark SQL

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Spark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesDocument storeRelational DBMS
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Score0.39
Rank#225  Overall
#108  Relational DBMS
Score11.64
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score16.34
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasespark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasespark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperAlibabaGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Apache Software Foundation
Initial release201620122014
Current releasev2.4.3, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 SQLSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javalimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesyes, based on authentication and database rulesno

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