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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. GridDB vs. InfluxDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  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 applicationsDBMS for storing time series, events and metrics
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score11.28
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.34
Rank#227  Overall
#42  Key-value stores
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score18.08
Rank#34  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegriddb.netwww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdb
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegriddb.net/­en/­docs/­documents/­1-1_what-is-griddb.phpdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdb
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Toshiba Corporation
Initial release201220132013
Current release4.1, January 20191.7.5, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++Go
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampNumeric data and Strings
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL92 (advanced edition only), SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocolHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'nono
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version only
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsno
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 integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID at container levelno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesyes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users can be defined per databasesimple rights management via user accounts
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseGridDBInfluxDB
Specific characteristicsGridDB is an open source database for IoT applications. Its in-memory data architecture...
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InfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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InfluxData , the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 14,018 github stars Over 148,000 servers deployed...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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