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

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  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 tablesIn-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
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Score19.02
Rank#37  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score43.79
Rank#25  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#225  Overall
#35  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasecloud.google.com/­bigquerygithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasecloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docstechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Google
Initial release201220102014
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemshostedhostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIJavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'user defined functions infoin JavaScriptView functions in JavaScript
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying datano infoatomic operations within a single collection possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.noyes
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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