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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. GigaSpaces vs. NuoDB

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  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 TransactionsNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.01
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.32
Rank#173  Overall
#32  Document stores
#7  Object oriented DBMS
Score1.20
Rank#181  Overall
#89  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 TechnologiesNuoDB, Inc.
Initial release201220002013
Current release15.5, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availablecommercial infolimited edition free
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
hosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
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.nono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatano
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-99 for query and DML statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yesJava, SQL
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes, event driven architectureyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingdata 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
yes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
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 integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC
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.yesyes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesRole-based access controlStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users

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