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DBMS > Drizzle vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. RethinkDB vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison Drizzle vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. RethinkDB vs. SwayDB

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NameDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.DBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score18.92
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score3.09
Rank#99  Overall
#19  Document stores
Score0.02
Rank#341  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaserethinkdb.comswaydb.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databaserethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014The Linux Foundation infosince July 2017Simer Plaha
Initial release2008201220092018
Current release7.2.4, September 20122.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C++Scala
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryno
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 indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsnonono
APIs and other access methodsJDBCAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
PHP
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'no
Triggersno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.Callbacks are triggered when data changesClient-side triggers through changefeedsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding inforange basednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesAtomic single-document operationsAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC basedyes
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
User concepts infoAccess controlPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPyes, based on authentication and database rulesyes infousers and table-level permissionsno

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