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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. H2GIS vs. PostGIS

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. H2GIS vs. PostGIS

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  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.Spatial extension of H2Spatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeSpatial DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score15.07
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.08
Rank#360  Overall
#7  Spatial DBMS
Score24.72
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.h2gis.orgpostgis.net
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homepostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014CNRS
Initial release201220132005
Current release3.4.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoLGPL 3.0Open Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes infobased on H2user defined functions
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on H2yes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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 rulesyes infobased on H2yes infobased on PostgreSQL

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