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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Greenplum vs. IBM Cloudant vs. LokiJS

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  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.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBIn-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score16.91
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score12.75
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score3.11
Rank#89  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score0.58
Rank#219  Overall
#35  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegreenplum.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantgithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.greenplum.orgcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudanttechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Pivotal Software Inc.IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release2012200520102014
Current release6.7.1, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageErlangJavaScript
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnono
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 4.2nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIJavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yesView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptView functions in JavaScript
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possibleno infoatomic operations within a single collection possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno

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