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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. FoundationDB vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. LokiJS vs. MarkLogic

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. FoundationDB vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. LokiJS vs. MarkLogic

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Hawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.In-memory JavaScript DBMSOperational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Time Series DBMSDocument storeDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score17.95
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score1.33
Rank#149  Overall
#25  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#325  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score0.57
Rank#227  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score9.15
Rank#48  Overall
#7  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.foundationdb.orgwww.hawkular.orggithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSwww.marklogic.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databaseapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidetechfort.github.io/­LokiJSdocs.marklogic.com
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014FoundationDBCommunity supported by Red HatMarkLogic Corp.
Initial release20122013201420142001
Current release6.2.28, November 20209.0, 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageC++JavaJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeschema-freeschema-free infoSchema can be enforced
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingyesnoyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnonoyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnosupported in specific SQL layer onlynonoyes infoSQL92
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP RESTJavaScript APIJava API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'in SQL-layer onlynoView functions in JavaScriptyes infovia XQuery or JavaScript
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyes infovia Hawkular Alertingyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infobased on CassandranoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandranoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyesyes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobs
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Linearizable consistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
noneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDnono infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transaction
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes, with Range Indexes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnononoRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levels
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Key customersMarkLogic has proven results managing mission-critical data with over 1,000 global...
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