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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. GigaSpaces vs. Hypertable

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. GigaSpaces vs. Hypertable

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.High performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as Hadoop
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
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Score19.01
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.32
Rank#173  Overall
#32  Document stores
#7  Object oriented DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.gigaspaces.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Gigaspaces TechnologiesHypertable Inc.
Initial release201220002009
Current release15.5, September 20200.9.8.11, March 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
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.nono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scans
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-99 for query and DML statementsno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
C++ API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yesno
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes, event driven architectureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
selectable replication factor on file system level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsyes
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 infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDno
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 rulesRole-based access controlno

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