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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. IBM Cloudant

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score18.92
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score3.47
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudant
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasecloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release20122010
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'View functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 rulesAccess rights for users can be defined per database

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