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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. GridGain vs. LevelDB

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. GridGain vs. LevelDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonLevelDB  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 IgniteEmbeddable fast key-value storage library that provides an ordered mapping from string keys to string values
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.36
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score1.55
Rank#138  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
#67  Relational DBMS
Score3.08
Rank#98  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.gridgain.comgithub.com/­google/­leveldb
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestgithub.com/­google/­leveldb/­blob/­master/­doc/­index.md
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014GridGain Systems, Inc.Google
Initial release201220072011
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.11.23, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Illumos
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Go
Java info3rd party binding
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Python info3rd party binding
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)no
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes (cache interceptors and events)no
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infowith automatic compression on writes
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 rulesSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsno

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