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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Geode vs. Linter

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonLinter  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.Geode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesRDBMS for high security requirements
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score16.91
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score1.58
Rank#130  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
Score0.06
Rank#316  Overall
#137  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegeode.apache.orglinter.ru/­en
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegeode.apache.org/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Originally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.relex.ru/­en
Initial release201220021990
Current release1.1, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredAIX
Android
BSD
HP Open VMS
iOS
Linux
OS X
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (OQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Java Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
LINQ
ODBC
OLE DB
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Ruby
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'user defined functionsyes infoproprietary syntax with the possibility to convert from PL/SQL
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infoCache Event Listenersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesyes, on a single nodeACID
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 rulesAccess rights per client and object definablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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