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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. IBM Db2 vs. Machbase

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. IBM Db2 vs. Machbase

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  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/LinuxTimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigData
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.08
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score151.39
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#352  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.machbase.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGmachbase.atlassian.net/­wiki/­spaces/­MAN/­overview
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014IBMMachbase
Initial release20121983 infohost version2013
Current release12.1, October 2016V6.5, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availablecommercial infofree test version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC and C++C
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yesno
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple password-based access control

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