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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud TSDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. Rockset

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NameAlibaba Cloud TSDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA 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.Database as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
Search engine
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Score0.32
Rank#263  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score16.91
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score70.46
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#218  Overall
#34  Document stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hitsdbfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaseazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databaserockset.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­55652.htmfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqldocs.rockset.com
DeveloperAlibabaGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014MicrosoftRockset
Initial release201220102019
Current releaseV12
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++C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedhostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-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.nonoyesno infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesnoyesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJavaJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'Transact SQLno
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with always 3 replicas availableyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesACIDno
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess managed on TSDB instance levelyes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console

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