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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hypertable vs. NuoDB vs. SpaceTime

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  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 transactionsSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.08
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.97
Rank#185  Overall
#88  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#6  Spatial DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasenuodb.comwww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedoc.nuodb.com
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Hypertable Inc.NuoDB, Inc.Mireo
Initial release2012200920132020
Current release0.9.8.11, March 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercial infolimited edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
hosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'noJava, SQLno
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingdata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtenFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor on file system levelyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDBReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID infotunable commit protocolno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCCyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoTemporary tableno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnoStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersyes

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