DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the first and only COTS deterministic embedded database management system for mission- and safety-critical hard real-time applicationsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > BigchainDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Google Cloud Firestore

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Google Cloud Firestore

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Cloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.80
Rank#193  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score19.36
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score8.92
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestore
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasefirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestore
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Google
Initial release201620122017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languagePython
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functions
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes, with Cloud Functions
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoUsing Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
BigchainDBFirebase Realtime DatabaseGoogle Cloud Firestore
DB-Engines blog posts

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

show all

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Automotive Blockchain Market Next Big Thing | Major Giants Helbiz, Shift Mobility, Bigchain DB
14 January 2022, Digital Journal

Blockchain In Trade Finance and Credit Insurance Market Next Big Thing | Major Giants McKinsey, IBM, HSBC, AWS – Industrial IT
12 January 2022, Industrial IT

Global Blockchain Technology Market Report 2021: Analysis, Trends, Market Size, and Forecasts - Market to Grow at a CAGR of 77%, 2021-2027 - ResearchAndMarkets.com
11 January 2022, Business Wire

Block Chain Game Market is Going to Boom | AWS, Microsoft, Oracle
27 December 2021, Digital Journal

Blockchain Database Startup BigchainDB Raises €3 Million
27 September 2016, CoinDesk

provided by Google News

Adding Data to a Cloud Firestore Database
11 March 2020, Database Journal

Supabase Takes Aim at Firebase with a Scalable Postgres Service – The New Stack
4 January 2022, thenewstack.io

What is Firebase?
2 August 2021, VentureBeat

Introduction to Firebase
9 March 2020, Database Journal

Google Unveils New Firebase Features at Google/IO
4 July 2021, InfoQ.com

provided by Google News

Adding Data to a Cloud Firestore Database
11 March 2020, Database Journal

Google Prediction Framework addresses data pipeline drudgery
5 January 2022, InfoWorld

Data 2022 outlook, part one: Will data clouds get easier? Will streaming get off its own island?
3 January 2022, ZDNet

Google’s Cloud Firestore NoSQL database hits general availability
31 January 2019, TechCrunch

Elastic Announces Expanded Integrations with Google Cloud
12 October 2021, Business Wire

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Research Analyst - REMOTE
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Santa Monica, CA

Unity Game Developer
Infogen Labs, Valencia, CA

Python Developer
Swan Software Solutions, Carmel, IN

Systems Analyst
RYZLINK, Santa Clara, CA

Data Analysis Administrator (Transportation Technology Administrator)
Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta, GA

IT Tech Specialist 1 - Remote
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Full-Stack Engineer
ManageXR, San Francisco, CA

Cloud Applications Engineer (Node.ts) (Open to Remote)
Designer Brands (DSW, Camuto Group), Columbus, OH

Manager, Technology
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Glendale, CA

Software Developer
Magic Wrighter Inc, Grand Rapids, MI

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Present your product here