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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. STSdb

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

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeKey-value 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
Score0.01
Rank#345  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014STS Soft SC
Initial release201620122011
Current release4.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonC#
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedWindows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornone
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 integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno
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 rulesno

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