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System Properties Comparison Citus vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. GridDB vs. Hazelcast vs. Linter

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonLinter  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.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataA widely adopted in-memory data gridRDBMS for high security requirements
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Spatial DBMS
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Score1.36
Rank#143  Overall
#72  Relational DBMS
Score16.95
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.97
Rank#172  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score9.09
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score0.12
Rank#299  Overall
#135  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.citusdata.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegriddb.nethazelcast.comlinter.ru/­en
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.griddb.nethazelcast.org/­imdg/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Toshiba CorporationHazelcastrelex.ru/­en
Initial release20102012201320081990
Current release8.1, December 20184.5, June 20204.1.1, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availablecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++JavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinuxAll OS with a Java VMAIX
Android
BSD
HP Open VMS
iOS
Linux
OS X
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyesyes
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 functionalitynonoyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsnoSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocolJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
LINQ
ODBC
OLE DB
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Ruby
Tcl
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'noyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesyes infoproprietary syntax with the possibility to convert from PL/SQL
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyes infoEventsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsSource-replica replicationyes infoReplicated MapSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesACID at container levelone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
CitusFirebase Realtime DatabaseGridDBHazelcastLinter
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Hazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Hazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Hazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Hazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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Hazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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