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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonLevelDB  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.High performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsEmbeddable fast key-value storage library that provides an ordered mapping from string keys to string values
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
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DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score19.36
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.77
Rank#197  Overall
#31  Document stores
#10  Object oriented DBMS
Score3.08
Rank#98  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.gigaspaces.comgithub.com/­google/­leveldb
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlgithub.com/­google/­leveldb/­blob/­master/­doc/­index.md
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Gigaspaces TechnologiesGoogle
Initial release201220002011
Current release15.5, September 20201.23, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Illumos
Linux
OS X
Windows
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 metadatano
Secondary indexesyesyesno
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
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
C++
Go
Java info3rd party binding
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Python info3rd party binding
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 nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsno
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 infowith automatic compression on writes
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
More information provided by the system vendor
Firebase Realtime DatabaseGigaSpacesLevelDB
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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