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NameEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.26
Rank#69  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score13.87
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Websitewww.ehcache.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationwww.ehcache.org/­documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release20092012
Current release3.10.0, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsJCacheAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'
Triggersyes infoCache Event ListenersCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Terracotta Server
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoby using Terracotta Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Eventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resourceyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes, based on authentication and database rules

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