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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hypertable vs. IRONdb vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hypertable vs. IRONdb vs. Sphinx

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.An open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeTime Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score20.13
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.12
Rank#349  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score7.12
Rank#62  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasesphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.circonus.com/­irondbsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Hypertable Inc.Circonus LLC.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2012200920172001
Current release0.9.8.11, March 2016V0.10.20, January 20183.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infotext, numeric, histogramsno
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 indexesyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Thrift
HTTP APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'noyes, in Luano
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor on file system levelconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
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 rulesnonono

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