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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Greenplum vs. GridGain vs. Hazelcast

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  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.Analytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.GridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteA widely adopted in-memory data grid
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score16.34
Rank#36  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score12.28
Rank#41  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score2.20
Rank#117  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
#57  Relational DBMS
Score8.77
Rank#48  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegreenplum.orgwww.gridgain.comhazelcast.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.greenplum.orgwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latesthazelcast.org/­imdg/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Pivotal Software Inc.GridGain Systems, Inc.Hazelcast
Initial release2012200520072008
Current release6.7.1, April 2020GridGain 8.5.14.1.1, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetJava
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.noyes infosince Version 4.2yesyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategy
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yesyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Services
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyes (cache interceptors and events)yes infoEvents
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes (replicated cache)yes infoReplicated Map
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)yes
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus Algorithm
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACIDone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commited
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsRole-based access control
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseGreenplumGridGainHazelcast
Specific characteristicsHazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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Competitive advantagesHazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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Typical application scenariosHazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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Key customersHazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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