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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  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.GPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsIn-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score16.91
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.02
Rank#344  Overall
#32  Time Series DBMS
Score0.82
Rank#190  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
Score0.58
Rank#219  Overall
#35  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.hawkular.orgwww.kinetica.comgithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidewww.kinetica.com/­docstechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Community supported by Red HatKinetica
Initial release2012201420122014
Current release6.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC, C++JavaScript
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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 indexesyesnoyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP RESTJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'nouser defined functionsView functions in JavaScript
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infovia Hawkular Alertingyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandraShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraSource-replica replicationnone
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 or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
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.noyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnoAccess rights for users and roles on table levelno

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