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DBMS > Dgraph vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison Dgraph vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. TerminusDB

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NameDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Scalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelGraph DBMSDocument storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.51
Rank#139  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
Score19.36
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.22
Rank#287  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
Websitedgraph.iofirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaseterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdgraph.io/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databaseterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperDgraph Labs, Inc.Google infoacquired by Google 2014DataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201620122018
Current release10.0.3, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsGraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'yes
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSynchronous replication via RaftJournaling Streams
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 dataACIDyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoPlanned for future releasesyes, based on authentication and database rulesRole-based access control
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DgraphFirebase Realtime DatabaseTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
Competitive advantagesHorizontally scalable transactional graph database with fast arbitrary-depth joins...
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