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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. GBase vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Widely used RDBMS in China, including analytical, transactional, distributed transactional, and cloud-native data warehousing.Microsofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score13.64
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.05
Rank#186  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
Score821.56
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.gbase.cnwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databaselearn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014General Data Technology Co., Ltd.Microsoft
Initial release201220041989
Current releaseGBase 8a, GBase 8s, GBase 8cSQL Server 2022, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC, Java, PythonC++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoStandard with numerous extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
C API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'user defined functionsTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash) and vertical partitioningtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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