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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. IRONdb vs. LokiJS

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. IRONdb vs. LokiJS

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  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.Hawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityIn-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
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Score18.02
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.06
Rank#324  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score0.58
Rank#228  Overall
#34  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.hawkular.orgwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasegithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidedocs.circonus.com/­irondbtechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Community supported by Red HatCirconus LLC.
Initial release2012201420172014
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++JavaScript
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsno
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesnonoyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP RESTHTTP APIJavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'noyes, in LuaView functions in JavaScript
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infovia Hawkular Alertingnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandraAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandraconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnonono infoatomic operations within a single collection possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnonono

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