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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. FileMaker vs. Firebase Realtime Database

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. FileMaker vs. Firebase Realtime Database

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Cloud-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 storeRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.72
Rank#183  Overall
#28  Document stores
Score50.16
Rank#20  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score13.99
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.filemaker.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release201619832012
Current release19, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePython
Server operating systemsLinuxiOS
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.noyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infovia pluginsno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
PHPJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyeslimited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14
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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyessimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesyes, based on authentication and database rules

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