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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hive vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hive vs. SpaceTime

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHive  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  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.data warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score13.64
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score59.76
Rank#18  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#392  Overall
#8  Spatial DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasehive.apache.orgwww.mireo.com/­spacetime
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasecwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Home
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Apache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookMireo
Initial release201220122020
Current release3.1.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++
Java
PHP
Python
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceno
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users, groups and rolesyes

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