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System Properties Comparison Druid vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Infobright

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NameDruid  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.High performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontend
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.83
Rank#115  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score11.81
Rank#40  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score1.04
Rank#141  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.ignitetech.com/­solutions/­information-technology/­infobrightdb
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperMetamarkets Group and contributorsGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Ignite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.
Initial release201220122005
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2commercialcommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
hostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-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 indexesyesyesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used instead
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL support via Apache Calcite adapternoyes
APIs and other access methodsJSON over HTTPAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesMaster-slave replication
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoavailable via extensionsyes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilities

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