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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA multi-model DBMSCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.66
Rank#65  Overall
#11  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#10  Key-value stores
Score11.28
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Websitewww.arangodb.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperArangoDB GmbH / triagens GmbHGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release20122012
Current release3.4.0, December 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC, C++, JavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Raspbian
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON style queries
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptlimited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
Eventual 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 dataACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes, based on authentication and database rules
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News

RC4 of ArangoDB 3.5: Configurable Analyzers & other ArangoSearch Upgrades
26 June 2019

ArangoDB Included in DBTA 100: The Companies That Matter Most in Data
21 June 2019

RC3 ArangoDB 3.5: SmartJoins & Index Hints
4 June 2019

RC2 ArangoDB 3.5: Data Masking & Time-to-Live Index
24 May 2019

ArangoDB 3.5 RC1: Graph Database Improvements with PRUNE & k Shortest Paths
16 May 2019

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