DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > CouchDB vs. EnterpriseDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database

System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. EnterpriseDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonEnterpriseDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.The EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.22
Rank#33  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score2.28
Rank#103  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score10.85
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.enterprisedb.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationwiki.apache.org/­couchdbwww.enterprisedb.com/­resources/­product-documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerEnterpriseDBGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release200520052012
Current release2.3.1, March 2019V10, November 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageErlangC
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.noyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.no
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infostandard with numerous extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APInative C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.limited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersyesyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0horizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or range
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes, based on authentication and database rules
More information provided by the system vendor
CouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"EnterpriseDBFirebase Realtime Database
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
» more
Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform including Client Connectors, Connection Mgt., Management...
» more
Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
» more
Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
» more
Market metricsHighlighted in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
CouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"EnterpriseDBFirebase Realtime Database
DB-Engines blog posts

Couchbase climbs up the DB-Engines Ranking, increasing its popularity by 10% every month
2 June 2014, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

How to create your first CouchDB database with Fauxton
8 May 2019, TechRepublic

How to install CouchDB on CentOS 7
30 April 2019, TechRepublic

Growing Awareness about of NoSQL Databases Software Market Growth of CAGR with Focusing Key players like MongoDB, Amazon, ArangoDB, Azure Cosmos DB, Couchbase, MarkLogic, RethinkDB, CouchDB, SQL-RD, OrientDB, RavenDB, Redis, etc
18 June 2019, Amazing Newspaper

NoSQL Databases Software Market 2019 Report with Strategic Expansion Over 2025 by Top Key Players: MongoDB, Amazon, ArangoDB, Azure Cosmos DB, Couchbase, MarkLogic
20 June 2019, Investor Strategy

Percona XtraDB and MongoDB Operators for Kubernetes
7 June 2019, InfoQ.com

provided by Google News

Tim Berners-Lee to Deliver Keynote at Postgres Vision 2019
23 May 2019, PRNewswire

Datical Adds Support for AWS Database Platforms, Enabling Enterprise Cloud Application Development and Migration
18 June 2019, DevOps.com

Global Enterprise Database Market 2019 – Microsoft, Google, Rackspace, MongoLab, EnterpriseDB, Redis Labs, SAP
19 June 2019, Times of Market

EnterpriseDB Announces Enterprise-Ready Version of Postgres Platform 11
13 December 2018, PRNewswire

Alibaba Cloud Expands Technical Partnership with EnterpriseDB to Provide Enhanced Postgres Cloud Database Capabilities on Alibaba Cloud
26 September 2018, PR Newswire

provided by Google News

Realtime vs Cloud Firestore: Which Firebase Database to go?
12 October 2018, Appinventiv

How unsecured Firebase databases put critical data at risk
16 January 2019, TechTarget

Google’s Cloud Firestore NoSQL database hits general availability
31 January 2019, TechCrunch

How was Google Firebase security bypassed?
9 October 2018, TechTarget

Firebase for Startups: A Must-Have or Non-Essential
23 January 2019, Appinventiv

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Front End Developer
IBM, Durham, NC

COMPUTER ASSOC (SOFTWARE)
New York City NYC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYS, Brooklyn, NY

Software Developer Summer Internship
Elo Touch Solutions, Knoxville, TN

Sr. Consultant - Front-end Blockchain Developer
IBM, United States

Data Warehouse - Technology Specialist I
Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Sales Development Representative
EnterpriseDB, Bedford, MA

Inside Account Executive
EnterpriseDB, Bedford, MA

Systems Programmer III
Workplace Alaska, Anchorage, AK

Senior Sales Engineer: Southern EMEA
EnterpriseDB, Remote

Sr Database Administrator
O'Reilly Auto Parts, Springfield, MO

Data Architect
CDK Global, Seattle, WA

Software Developer
Mackin Engineering Company, Pittsburgh, PA

Technology Developer
VML, Kansas City, MO

Digital Analytics Analyst
CoStar Group, Atlanta, GA

Software Engineer
SmartPath, Atlanta, GA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Redis logo

Start now with Redis Cloud
Secure, highly available Redis as a serverless, hosted, fully managed cloud service.
Sign up here.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Present your product here