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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. IBM Cloudant

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. IBM Cloudant

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  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.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.80
Rank#195  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score19.96
Rank#37  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score3.84
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Document stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudant
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasecloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release201620122010
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

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Implementation languagePythonErlang
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'View functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users can be defined per database

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