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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. HyperSQL

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  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.Multithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDB
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score16.26
Rank#36  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score5.64
Rank#68  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasehsqldb.org
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasehsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.html
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release20122001
Current release2.5.2, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infobased on BSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modes
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'Java, SQL
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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