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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hypertable vs. Pinecone

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonPinecone  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 managed, cloud-native vector database
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeVector DBMS
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Trend Chart
Score13.64
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score3.23
Rank#92  Overall
#2  Vector DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.pinecone.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.pinecone.io/­docs/­overview
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Hypertable Inc.Pinecone Systems, Inc
Initial release201220092019
Current release0.9.8.11, March 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoString, Number, Boolean
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 scans
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor on file system level
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesno

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