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Firebase Realtime Database System Properties

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NameFirebase Realtime Database
DescriptionCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.
Primary database modelDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score11.64
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release2012
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyes
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Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rules

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