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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Geode vs. LokiJS

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  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 processesIn-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeDocument store
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Score16.26
Rank#36  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.73
Rank#131  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score0.61
Rank#216  Overall
#32  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegeode.apache.orggithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegeode.apache.org/­docstechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Originally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.
Initial release201220022014
Current release1.1, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as GemfireOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScript
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (OQL)no
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Java Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'user defined functionsView functions in JavaScript
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 replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Eventual Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesyes, on a single nodeno infoatomic operations within a single collection possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights per client and object definableno

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