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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. Firebase Realtime Database

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.21
Rank#119  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score18.48
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperAmazonGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release20122012
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as required
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWS
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturesyes, based on authentication and database rules

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