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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. GridDB vs. TimescaleDB

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  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 DataA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score17.13
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score1.15
Rank#162  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score3.24
Rank#93  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegriddb.netwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.griddb.netdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Toshiba CorporationTimescale
Initial release201220132017
Current release4.5, June 2020
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 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'nouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
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 containersImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID at container levelACID
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseGridDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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