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DBMS > ClickHouse vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Lovefield

System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Lovefield

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score12.05
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score19.96
Rank#37  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.30
Rank#269  Overall
#124  Relational DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.techfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationclickhouse.tech/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperYandex LLCGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Google
Initial release201620122014
Current releasev21.10.2.15-stable, October 20212.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageC++JavaScript
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
hostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
Go info3rd party library
Java info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
Perl info3rd party library
PHP info3rd party library
Python info3rd party library
R info3rd party library
Ruby info3rd party library
Scala info3rd party library
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesyes, based on authentication and database rulesno

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