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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  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 DBMSMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score15.61
Rank#36  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.85
Rank#128  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score0.53
Rank#222  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score118.45
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegeode.apache.orggithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegeode.apache.org/­docstechfort.github.io/­LokiJSdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Originally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.Microsoft
Initial release2012200220141992
Current release1.1, February 20171902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as GemfireOpen Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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 viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (OQL)noyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Java Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JavaScript APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'user defined functionsView functions in JavaScriptyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infoCache Event Listenersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
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 integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesyes, on a single nodeno infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yes infobut no files for transaction logging
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 definablenono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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