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DBMS > CrateDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hypertable vs. NuoDB

System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hypertable vs. NuoDB

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.An open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Document storeWide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.99
Rank#184  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score19.08
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.97
Rank#185  Overall
#88  Relational DBMS
Websitecrate.iofirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasenuodb.com
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedoc.nuodb.com
DeveloperCrateGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Hypertable Inc.NuoDB, Inc.
Initial release2013201220092013
Current release0.9.8.11, March 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMhostedLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
hosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesErlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionslimited functionality with using 'rules'noJava, SQL
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingdata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/written
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factor on file system levelyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Eventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyyesnoACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMVCC
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsyes, based on authentication and database rulesnoStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users
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CrateDBFirebase Realtime DatabaseHypertableNuoDB
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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