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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Google BigQuery vs. Hawkular Metrics

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Google BigQuery vs. Hawkular Metrics

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  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.Large scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesHawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.02
Rank#37  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score43.79
Rank#25  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#332  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasecloud.google.com/­bigquerywww.hawkular.org
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasecloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docswww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guide
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014GoogleCommunity supported by Red Hat
Initial release201220102014
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'user defined functions infoin JavaScriptno
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyes infovia Hawkular Alerting
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying datano
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)no

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