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DBMS > EJDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. IRONdb vs. SiteWhere

System Properties Comparison EJDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. IRONdb vs. SiteWhere

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NameEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonSiteWhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable document-store database library with JSON representation of queries (in MongoDB style)Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityM2M integration platform for persisting/querying time series data
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
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Score0.09
Rank#317  Overall
#42  Document stores
Score18.48
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Websiteejdb.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasesitewhere.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mdfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.circonus.com/­irondbsitewhere.io/­docs/­2.1.0
DeveloperSoftmotionsGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Circonus LLC.SiteWhere
Initial release2012201220172010
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2commercialcommercialOpen Source infoCommon Public Attribution License Version 1.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageCC and C++Java
Server operating systemsserver-lesshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freepredefined scheme
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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 indexesnoyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methodsin-process shared libraryAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP APIHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'yes, in Lua
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not needed, however similar functionality with collection joins possiblenonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/Write Lockingyesyesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes, based on authentication and database rulesnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept

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