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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. FoundationDB vs. ObjectBox vs. Yanza

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonYanza  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Extremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileTime Series DBMS for IoT Applications
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Object oriented DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score15.99
Rank#37  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.99
Rank#169  Overall
#28  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#87  Relational DBMS
Score0.75
Rank#195  Overall
#9  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#334  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.foundationdb.orgobjectbox.ioyanza.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databaseapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.objectbox.io
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014FoundationDBObjectBox LimitedYanza
Initial release2012201320172015
Current release6.2.28, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache License 2.0commercial infofree version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono infobut mainly used as a service provided by Yanza
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingyesno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnosupported in specific SQL layer onlynono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary native APIHTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
any language that supports HTTP calls
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'in SQL-layer onlynono
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnonoyes infoTimer and event based
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesonline/offline synchronization between client and servernone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Linearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnoyesno
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