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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Geode vs. TimesTen

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  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 RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score11.60
Rank#40  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score1.76
Rank#120  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
Score2.25
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegeode.apache.orgwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegeode.apache.org/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Originally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release201220021998
Current release1.1, February 201711 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
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 languageJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
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
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'user defined functionsPL/SQL
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infoCache Event Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationMaster-master replication
Master-slave 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 or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
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 infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
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 definablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseGeodeTimesTen
Specific characteristicsThe world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesTimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosTimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersSome of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsTimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsStandard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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