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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Google Search Appliance vs. Kdb+ vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  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.The Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.High performance Time Series DBMSA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Primary database modelDocument storeSearch engineTime Series DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score12.35
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score2.77
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score5.38
Rank#59  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score4.86
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaseenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlkx.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasesupport.google.com/­gsacode.kx.com
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014GoogleKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcMicrosoft
Initial release201220022000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032012
Current release3.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageq
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'no
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (q)no
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'user defined functionsno
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infowith viewsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replicationyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnooptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesUser authentication via various security protocolsrights management via user accountsAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures
More information provided by the system vendor
Firebase Realtime DatabaseGoogle Search ApplianceKdb+Microsoft Azure Table Storage
Specific characteristicsIntegrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesprovides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariostick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersGoldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsupon request
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