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DBMS > BaseX vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Lovefield vs. Machbase

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

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  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 JavaScriptTimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigData
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
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Score1.69
Rank#147  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score20.13
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.38
Rank#279  Overall
#129  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#339  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websitebasex.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.machbase.com
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdmachbase.atlassian.net/­wiki/­spaces/­MAN/­overview
DeveloperBaseX GmbHGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014GoogleMachbase
Initial release2007201220142013
Current release10.2, September 20222.1.12, February 2017V6.5, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree test version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScriptC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyeslimited functionality with using 'rules'nono
Triggersyes infovia eventsCallbacks are triggered when data changesUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
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 integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writeryesACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infousing MemoryDByes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsyes, based on authentication and database rulesnosimple password-based access control

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