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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. IBM Db2 vs. Linter vs. TimesTen

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonLinter  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  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.Common in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxRDBMS for high security requirementsIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score12.35
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score165.55
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#327  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score2.31
Rank#107  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2linter.ru/­enwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014IBMrelex.ru/­enOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release20121983 infohost version19901998
Current release12.1, October 201611 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C and C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
Android
BSD
HP Open VMS
iOS
Linux
OS X
VxWorks
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
LINQ
ODBC
OLE DB
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Ruby
Tcl
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yesyes infoproprietary syntax with the possibility to convert from PL/SQLPL/SQL
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Master-slave replicationMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
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 or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Firebase Realtime DatabaseIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2LinterTimesTen
Specific characteristicsThe world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesTimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosTimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersSome of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsTimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsStandard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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