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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.
Database modelDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.07
Rank#58  Overall
#10  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial releaseApril, 2012
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyes
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 (almost entire) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)no
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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Recent citations in the news

Analytics Tops Android SDK List, Firebase Back-End Is Hot
23 June 2017, ADT Magazine

New report analyses mobile app SDK trends for Android
5 July 2017, Developer Tech

Google Is Open Sourcing Firebase SDKs for App Back-End Services
18 May 2017, ADT Magazine

Google integrates Firebase deeper into its Cloud Platform
9 March 2017, TechCrunch

An introduction to Firebase – the easiest way to build powerful, cloud-enabled Android apps
24 April 2017, Android Authority (blog)

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