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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. HBase vs. PouchDB

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. HBase vs. PouchDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  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.Wide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score19.01
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score40.04
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score3.53
Rank#97  Overall
#19  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasehbase.apache.orgpouchdb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasehbase.apache.orgpouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Apache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetApache Software Foundation
Initial release201220082012
Current release2.3.4, January 20217.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScript
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes infoCoprocessors in JavaView functions in JavaScript
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes
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 or Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)no
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
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 rulesAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACno

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