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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Graphite vs. Hypertable vs. Raima Database Manager

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonRaima Database Manager infoformerly named db_Vista  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.A horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.Data logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopRDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into an application or used as a database server
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMS
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Score15.31
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score2.65
Rank#104  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score4.11
Rank#79  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#237  Overall
#112  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasecloud.google.com/­spannergithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webraima.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasecloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsgraphite.readthedocs.iodocs.raima.com
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014GoogleChris DavisHypertable Inc.Raima Inc.
Initial release20122017200620091984
Current release0.9.8.11, March 201614.1
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnonono
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Implementation languagePythonC++C
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Unix
Linux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Android
HP-UX
Integrity RTOS
iOS
Linux
OS X
QNX
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data onlynoyes
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 infoExporting/Importing of XML structures possible
Secondary indexesyesyesnorestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011nonoyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Sockets
C++ API
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Objective-C
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'nononoyes infobased on the ANSI/ISO SQL Persistent Stored Modules (PSM) specification
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.noneselectable replication factor on file system levelSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencynoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID infoStrict serializable isolationnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infolockingyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)nonono
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