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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. GridDB vs. Lovefield vs. Machbase

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. GridDB vs. Lovefield vs. Machbase

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  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 in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptTimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigData
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.08
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.33
Rank#156  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score0.26
Rank#282  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#352  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegriddb.netgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.machbase.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.griddb.netgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdmachbase.atlassian.net/­wiki/­spaces/­MAN/­overview
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Toshiba CorporationGoogleMachbase
Initial release2012201320142013
Current release5.1, August 20222.1.12, February 2017V6.5, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree test version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaScriptC
Server operating systemshostedLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'nonono
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsnono
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 integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID at container levelACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDByes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenosimple password-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
Firebase Realtime DatabaseGridDBLovefieldMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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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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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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