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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Graphite vs. jBASE

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  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 WhisperA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middleware
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSMultivalue DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score13.64
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score4.83
Rank#67  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score1.49
Rank#156  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-multivalue-application-development-platform/­rocket-jbase
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegraphite.readthedocs.iodocs.rocketsoftware.com/­bundle?labelkey=jbase_5.9
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Chris DavisRocket Software (formerly Zumasys)
Initial release201220061991
Current release5.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePython
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
AIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyoptional
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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASIC
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Sockets
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'noyes
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes
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
none
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnoAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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