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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Graph Engine

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Graph Engine

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.A distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engine
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument storeGraph DBMS
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.38
Rank#261  Overall
#11  Wide column stores
Score18.48
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.88
Rank#187  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#31  Key-value stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.graphengine.io
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manual
DeveloperAlibabaGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Microsoft
Initial release201620122010
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation language.NET and C
Server operating systemshostedhosted.NET
Data schemeschema-freeschema-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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'yes
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 dataAtomic single-row operationsyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storage
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensyes, based on authentication and database rules

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