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

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  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 HadoopNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score20.13
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.19
Rank#184  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
Score7.12
Rank#62  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasenuodb.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedoc.nuodb.comsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Hypertable Inc.NuoDB, Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2012200920132001
Current release0.9.8.11, March 20163.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
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
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesno
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 scansyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
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++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
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/writtenSharding 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 levelyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDBnone
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
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 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.yes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnoStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersno

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