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System Properties Comparison Citus vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Geode

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Geode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processes
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.36
Rank#144  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score16.91
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score1.58
Rank#130  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
Websitewww.citusdata.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegeode.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegeode.apache.org/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Originally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.
Initial release201020122002
Current release8.1, December 20181.1, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfire
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJava
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also required
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalitynono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsnoSQL-like query language (OQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Java Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.limited functionality with using 'rules'user defined functions
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infoCache Event Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesyes, on a single node
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights per client and object definable

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