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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. GridDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  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.Scalable key-value store for mission critical IoT applications
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score11.00
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.32
Rank#234  Overall
#42  Key-value stores
#13  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegriddb.net
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegriddb.net/­en/­docs/­documents/­1-1_what-is-griddb.php
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Toshiba Corporation
Initial release20122013
Current release4.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestamp
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL92 (advanced edition only), SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobs
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containers
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID at container level
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 rulesAccess rights for users can be defined per database
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseGridDB
Specific characteristicsGridDB is an open source database for IoT applications. Its in-memory data architecture...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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