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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  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 persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score14.29
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.97
Rank#192  Overall
#32  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Score3.65
Rank#85  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.gigaspaces.comrocksdb.org
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Gigaspaces TechnologiesFacebook, Inc.
Initial release201220002013
Current release15.5, September 20208.11.4, April 2024
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
Linux
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
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yesno
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes, event driven architecture
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
yes
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, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesRole-based access controlno

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