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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. LokiJS vs. MarkLogic vs. RRDtool

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. LokiJS vs. MarkLogic vs. RRDtool

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  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.In-memory JavaScript DBMSOperational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL databaseIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSDocument storeDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
Time Series DBMS
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Score17.95
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.06
Rank#325  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score0.57
Rank#227  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score9.15
Rank#48  Overall
#7  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Score2.43
Rank#108  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.hawkular.orggithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSwww.marklogic.comoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidetechfort.github.io/­LokiJSdocs.marklogic.comoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Community supported by Red HatMarkLogic Corp.Tobias Oetiker
Initial release20122014201420011999
Current release9.0, 20171.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScriptC++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free infoSchema can be enforcedyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyesNumeric data only
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.nononoyesno infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infovia viewsyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes infoSQL92no
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP RESTJavaScript APIJava API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'noView functions in JavaScriptyes infovia XQuery or JavaScriptno
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infovia Hawkular Alertingyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandranoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandranoneyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobsno
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
noneImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnono infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transactionno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes, with Range Indexesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnonoRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levelsno
More information provided by the system vendor
Firebase Realtime DatabaseHawkular MetricsLokiJSMarkLogicRRDtool
Specific characteristicsThe MarkLogic Multi-Model Database provides the simplest way to integrate data from...
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Competitive advantagesThe main benefit of MarkLogic is simplicity. By making things simpler, MarkLogic...
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Typical application scenariosMarkLogic’s main use case is the Operational Data Hub . A Data Hub is useful for...
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Key customersMarkLogic has proven results managing mission-critical data with over 1,000 global...
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Market metricsMarkLogic is well known within the Fortune 1000, with a strong presence in financial...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMarkLogic provides a variety of licenses and cloud services: MarkLogic Data Hub Service...
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