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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  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 WhisperScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBase
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
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Score15.31
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score4.11
Rank#79  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score2.13
Rank#121  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webopentsdb.net
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegraphite.readthedocs.ioopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.html
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Chris Daviscurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributors
Initial release201220062011
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoLGPL
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlynumeric data for metrics, strings for tags
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 indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Sockets
HTTP API
Telnet API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'nono
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
noneImmediate Consistency infobased on HBase
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infolockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnono

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