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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Heroic vs. TiDB

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  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.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.72
Rank#183  Overall
#28  Document stores
Score13.99
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.28
Rank#250  Overall
#17  Time Series DBMS
Score1.82
Rank#121  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasespotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexpingcap.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasespotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewpingcap.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014SpotifyPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release2016201220142016
Current release3.0.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languagePythonJavaGo, Rust
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'nono
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes, based on authentication and database rulesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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BigchainDBFirebase Realtime DatabaseHeroicTiDB
Specific characteristicsTiDB is an open source distributed scalable hybrid transactional and analytical processing...
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Competitive advantagesIn the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosTiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersBank of Beijing (Banking) Mobike (Ridesharing) Toutiao (Media) Ele.me (Catering)...
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Market metricsInfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners 15000+ stars on GitHub...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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