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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. GridGain vs. HyperSQL vs. Linter

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonLinter  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.GridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBRDBMS for high security requirements
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score12.35
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.77
Rank#124  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
#60  Relational DBMS
Score4.85
Rank#67  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#327  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.gridgain.comhsqldb.orglinter.ru/­en
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latesthsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.html
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014GridGain Systems, Inc.relex.ru/­en
Initial release2012200720011990
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.12.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infobased on BSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetJavaC and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesAIX
Android
BSD
HP Open VMS
iOS
Linux
OS X
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
LINQ
ODBC
OLE DB
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Ruby
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)Java, SQLyes infoproprietary syntax with the possibility to convert from PL/SQL
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes (cache interceptors and events)yesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)noneMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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