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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hypertable vs. NuoDB

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hypertable vs. NuoDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  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 HadoopNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeRelational DBMS
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Score18.48
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.96
Rank#178  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasenuodb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedoc.nuodb.com
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Hypertable Inc.NuoDB, Inc.
Initial release201220092013
Current release0.9.8.11, March 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
hosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 scansyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'noJava, SQL
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingdata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/written
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor on file system levelyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC
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.yes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnoStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users

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