DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Elasticsearch vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Sphinx

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score159.09
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score20.06
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score7.91
Rank#56  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasesphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasesphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperElasticGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201020122001
Current release7.8.0, June 20203.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyeslimited functionality with using 'rules'no
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integration
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesno

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
ElasticsearchFirebase Realtime DatabaseSphinx
DB-Engines blog posts

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2017
2 January 2018, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Elasticsearch moved into the top 10 most popular database management systems
3 July 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

show all

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

show all

The DB-Engines ranking includes now search engines
4 February 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Instaclustr Elasticsearch cloud service becomes OpenSearch
1 November 2021, ZDNet

Elastic keeps ticking
15 November 2021, InfoWorld

Syncing Hyperledger Fabric StateDB (CouchDB) to Elasticsearch - Latest Digital Transformation Trends | Cloud News
4 November 2021, Wire19

Why Elastic Shares Gained 16% in October
8 November 2021, Motley Fool

Elastic beta release offers sneak peak of Elastic 8.0.0 • DEVCLASS
10 November 2021, DevClass

provided by Google News

Firebase gains new extensions, better macOS & Flutter support, Personalization beta, more
10 November 2021, 9to5Google

What is Firebase?
2 August 2021, VentureBeat

A Beginner's Guide to the Parse Platform on Back4App
9 November 2021, SitePoint

Introduction to the Firebase Database
9 March 2020, Database Journal

Google updates Firebase with new personalization features, security tools and more
18 May 2021, TechCrunch

provided by Google News

How to Build 600+ Links in One Month
4 September 2020, Search Engine Journal

6 Top & Best Open source Search Engine Software for Enterprises
17 June 2019, H2S Media

Best Full-Text Search Engines to Maximize Search Experience for Your Users in 2021
31 May 2021, Techstory

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

ElasticSearch Developer
ArthurPaige, Fort Meade, MD

Data Scientist, University Graduate - 2022 Start
TikTok, Los Angeles, CA

Elasticsearch Administrator/Developer
TELUS International, Missouri

ElasticSearch Administrator
AMCHES, INC, Annapolis Junction, MD

SOC Analyst
Zimperium, Remote

Analytics Engineer: REMOTE Position
The Tapping Solution, Remote

Python Developer
Swan Software Solutions, Carmel, IN

Data Analysis Administrator (Transportation Technology Administrator)
Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta, GA

Community Resource Coordinator
NCH Healthcare System, Naples, FL

Android Engineer
Caper, New York, NY

Web Development Engineer, Documentation Tools
NVIDIA, Santa Clara, CA

UI
Tech Aveev, Portland, OR

Sr. UI Developer
Blutium, Portland, OR

UI / React JS Developer
Blutium, Remote

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Vertica logo

Vertica Accelerator. The fastest analytics and machine learning, delivered as SaaS, with automated setup, administration, and management. Free trial.

Present your product here