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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Graphite vs. IBM Db2 vs. jBASE

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Graphite vs. IBM Db2 vs. jBASE

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  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.Data logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middleware
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.02
Rank#37  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score5.50
Rank#67  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score165.96
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1.70
Rank#132  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.jbase.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegraphite.readthedocs.iowww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.zumasys.com/­jbase
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Chris DavisIBMZumasys
Initial release201220061983 infohost version1991
Current release12.1, October 20165.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languagePythonC and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyyesoptional
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASIC
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Sockets
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'noyesyes
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infolockingyesyes
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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