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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. RDFox

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

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonRDFox  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.High performance knowledge graph and semantic reasoning engine
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.77
Rank#200  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score18.92
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.06
Rank#327  Overall
#33  Graph DBMS
#18  RDF stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.oxfordsemantic.tech
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.oxfordsemantic.tech
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release201620122017
Current release5.2, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePython
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoRDF schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL 1.1
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes, based on authentication and database rules

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