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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. GridGain vs. ScyllaDB

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  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 IgniteCassandra-compatible wide column store
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score12.60
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.73
Rank#122  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
#59  Relational DBMS
Score2.16
Rank#108  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.gridgain.comwww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014GridGain Systems, Inc.ScyllaDB
Initial release201220072015
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.1Scylla Open Source 3.2.3, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
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
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
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 nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)selectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
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 ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
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 infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsAccess rights for users can be defined per object

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