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System Properties Comparison Apache IoTDB vs. Derby vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. InfluxDB vs. SQLite

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA lightweight IoT native database management system deployable on the device and syncing the collected data with the cloud and integrated with Hadoop and SparkFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.DBMS for storing time series, events and metricsWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.42
Rank#253  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score5.17
Rank#78  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Score18.92
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score29.55
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score134.73
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websiteiotdb.apache.orgdb.apache.org/­derbyfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationApache Software FoundationGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Dwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release20181997201220132000
Current release10.15.2.0, March 20202.0.8, August 20213.38.4  (4 May 2022), May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaGoC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)All OS with a Java VMhostedLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
server-less
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-freeyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesNumeric data and Stringsyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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.noyesnonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesnoSQL-like query languageyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJDBCAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesJavaJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored Procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'nono
TriggersnoyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoin enterprise version onlynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsIntegration with Hadoop and Sparknononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency with synchronizing with the cloudImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDyesnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes infovia file-system locks
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes, based on authentication and database rulessimple rights management via user accountsno
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