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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. JaguarDB vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. JaguarDB vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  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.Cloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.Performant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeKey-value storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score16.85
Rank#36  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score8.45
Rank#48  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.05
Rank#327  Overall
#55  Key-value stores
Score32.50
Rank#25  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score5.72
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.datajaguar.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasefirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014GoogleDataJaguar, Inc.MicrosoftMicrosoft
Initial release20122017201520142012
Current release2.9.4 September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languages
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinuxhostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infoJSON typesyes
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 indexesyesyesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes, Firebase Rules & Cloud FunctionsnoJavaScriptno
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes, with Cloud FunctionsnoJavaScriptno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflownowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*no
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 ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesyesnoMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
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 rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.rights management via user accountsAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures
More information provided by the system vendor
Firebase Realtime DatabaseGoogle Cloud FirestoreJaguarDBMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBMicrosoft Azure Table Storage
Specific characteristicsSQL support, group by, order by, join
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Competitive advantagesExtremely easy to scale-out (in seconds) 100,000 times faster
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Typical application scenariosIoT data, time series data, AI data. Any type of numerical data.
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Key customersQuantea, 2PiDay, Synqy, SinoLogistics, IIVI
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Market metricsAdvertising awareness, installed base, brand image, market share
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree-trial license, per-node license, and subscription license.
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