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

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high-performance, column-oriented SQL DBMS for online analytical processing (OLAP) that uses all available system resources to their full potential to process each analytical query as fast as possible. It is available as both an open-source software and a cloud offering.Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.A relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score16.34
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score14.29
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.72
Rank#145  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.monetdb.org
Technical documentationclickhouse.com/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperClickhouse Inc.Google infoacquired by Google 2014MonetDB BV
Initial release201620122004
Current releasev24.4.1.2088-stable, May 2024Dec2023 (11.49), December 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQL (SQL/JSON + extensions)noyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
APIs and other access methodsgRPC
HTTP REST
JDBC
MySQL wire protocol
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Proprietary protocol
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
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
Rust
Scala info3rd party library
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyeslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes, in SQL, C, R
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeskey based and customSharding via remote tables
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesAsynchronous and synchronous physical replication; geographically distributed replicas; support for object storages.none infoSource-replica replication available in experimental status
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
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles. Column and row based policies. Quotas and resource limits. Pluggable authentication with LDAP and Kerberos. Password based, X.509 certificate, and SSH key authentication.yes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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