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System Properties Comparison Blueflood vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Milvus

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NameBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandraCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.A DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeVector DBMS
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Score0.06
Rank#347  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score13.87
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score3.12
Rank#89  Overall
#4  Vector DBMS
Websiteblueflood.iofirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasemilvus.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­rax-maas/­blueflood/­wikifirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasemilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperRackspaceGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release201320122019
Current release2.4.4, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++, Go
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
hostedLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemepredefined schemeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesVector, Numeric and String
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 indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandraSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Eventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Bounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes, based on authentication and database rulesRole based access control and fine grained access rights
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BluefloodFirebase Realtime DatabaseMilvus
Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosRAG: retrieval augmented generation Video media : video understanding, video deduplication....
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by thousands of enterprises, including PayPal, eBay, IKEA, LINE,...
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Market metricsAs of January 2024, 25k+ GitHub stars 10M+ downloads and installations​ ​ 3k+ enterprise...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Fully-managed...
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