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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Citus vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Rockset

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA stable, reliable, and cost-effective online high-performance time series database serviceScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLCloud-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 modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
Search engine
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Score0.32
Rank#263  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score1.36
Rank#144  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score16.91
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.60
Rank#218  Overall
#34  Document stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbwww.citusdata.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaserockset.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmdocs.citusdata.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.rockset.com
DeveloperAlibabaGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Rockset
Initial release201020122019
Current release8.1, December 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsyesyesdynamic 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.noyes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalitynono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesnoyesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsnoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.limited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersnoyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsyes
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 integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDyesno
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess managed on TSDB instance levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console

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