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DBMS > BaseX vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Lovefield

System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Lovefield

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
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Score1.80
Rank#144  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score19.01
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.43
Rank#274  Overall
#128  Relational DBMS
Websitebasex.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperBaseX GmbHGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Google
Initial release200720122014
Current release10.4, December 20222.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyeslimited functionality with using 'rules'no
Triggersyes infovia eventsCallbacks are triggered when data changesUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writeryesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsyes, based on authentication and database rulesno

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