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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hive vs. TerminusDB

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHive  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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 HadoopScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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
Score0.23
Rank#316  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasehive.apache.orgterminusdb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasecwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Hometerminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Apache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201220122018
Current release3.1.3, April 202211.0.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaProlog, Rust
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++
Java
PHP
Python
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorJournaling Streams
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users, groups and rolesRole-based access control

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