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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGRAKN.AI  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.Grakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
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Score10.85
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.21
Rank#256  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
#120  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegrakn.ai
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedev.grakn.ai/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Grakn Labs Ltd
Initial release20122016
Current release1.4.3, December 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 rulesyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseGRAKN.AI
Specific characteristicsGrakn makes working with complex data easy by providing: A flexible schema that allows...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive data model: Grakn allows you to model the real world. Logical integrity...
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Typical application scenariosSemantic Search: Grakn allows you to accurately understand a query's intent and the...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial. The commercial license will be priced based on cluster resources...
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