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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. PouchDB

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.JavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.46
Rank#97  Overall
#18  Document stores
#49  Relational DBMS
Score16.26
Rank#36  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score3.47
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websitedrill.apache.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasepouchdb.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasepouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperApache Software FoundationGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Apache Software Foundation
Initial release201220122012
Current release1.17.0, December 20197.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesnoyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantnono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesC++Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionslimited functionality with using 'rules'View functions in JavaScript
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceyes
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceyes, based on authentication and database rulesno

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