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

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  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.In-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
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Score18.02
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score43.92
Rank#25  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#324  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score0.58
Rank#228  Overall
#34  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasecloud.google.com/­bigquerywww.hawkular.orggithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasecloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docswww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidetechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014GoogleCommunity supported by Red Hat
Initial release2012201020142014
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaScript
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesnonoyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP RESTJavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'user defined functions infoin JavaScriptnoView functions in JavaScript
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyes infovia Hawkular Alertingyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infobased on Cassandranone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandranone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
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
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying datanono infoatomic operations within a single collection possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) for whole datasets, not for individual tables infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)nono

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