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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. GigaSpaces vs. Hypertable vs. NuoDB

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  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 HadoopNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Wide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
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Score20.13
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.21
Rank#178  Overall
#31  Document stores
#7  Object oriented DBMS
Score1.19
Rank#184  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.gigaspaces.comnuodb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmldoc.nuodb.com
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Gigaspaces TechnologiesHypertable Inc.NuoDB, Inc.
Initial release2012200020092013
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 availablecommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
hosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
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.nono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatano
Secondary indexesyesyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-99 for query and DML statementsnoyes
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
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yesnoJava, SQL
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes, event driven architecturenoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingdata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/written
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 levelyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsyesno
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDnoACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMVCC
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesRole-based access controlnoStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users
More information provided by the system vendor
Firebase Realtime DatabaseGigaSpacesHypertableNuoDB
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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