DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. IBM Db2 vs. jBASE vs. VelocityDB vs. Vertica

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. IBM Db2 vs. jBASE vs. VelocityDB vs. Vertica

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  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/LinuxA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)Cloud or on-premises analytical database and query engine for structured and semi-structured streaming and batch data. Machine learning platform with built-in algorithms, data preparation capabilities, and model evaluation and management via SQL or Python.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBMultivalue DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS infoColumn oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score18.80
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score157.23
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1.55
Rank#143  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#348  Overall
#36  Graph DBMS
#18  Object oriented DBMS
Score20.13
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.jbase.comvelocitydb.comwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.zumasys.com/­jbasevelocitydb.com/­UserGuidevertica.com/­documentation
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014IBMZumasysVelocityDB IncMicro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release20121983 infohost version199120112005
Current release12.1, October 20165.77.x11.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availablecommercialcommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono infoon-premises, all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and containers
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Vertica Accelerator’s high-performance analytics and machine learning with SQL or Python is available as a managed service.
Implementation languageC and C++C#C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
Linux
Windows
Any that supports .NETLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesyes, but unstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptionalyesyes: BINARY, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, LONG VARCHAR, DATE, TIME, TIMESTAMP, INTERVAL, INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND, INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH, DOUBLE PRECISION, FLOAT, INTEGER, BIGINT, SMALLINT,NUMERIC, DECIMAL, NUMBER, MONEY,GEOMETRY
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesNo Indexes Required
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICnoFull 1999 standard plus machine learning, time series and geospatial. Over 650 functions.
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
.NetADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spark Connector
vSQL infocharacter-based, interactive, front-end utility
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
.NetC#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yesyesnoyes, PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL, with minor differences
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes, called Custom Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning, hierarchical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)yesMulti-source replication infoOne, or more copies of data replicated across nodes, or object-store used for repository.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono infoBi-directional Spark integration
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 integritynoyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelBased on Windows Authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
More information provided by the system vendor
Firebase Realtime DatabaseIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2jBASEVelocityDBVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsDeploy-anywhere database for large-scale analytical deployments. Deploy on-premises,...
» more
Competitive advantagesFast, scalable and capable of high concurrency. Separation of compute/storage leverages...
» more
Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
» more
Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are both available. One license is...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Firebase Realtime DatabaseIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2jBASEVelocityDBVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
DB-Engines blog posts

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

How to Use Complex Firebase Queries in Angular - MUO
9 August 2022, MakeUseOf

Examining New DawDropper Banking Dropper and DaaS on the Dark Web
29 July 2022, Trend Micro

Over a Dozen Android Apps on Google Play Store Caught Dropping Banking Malware
29 July 2022, The Hacker News

Misconfigured Firebase Databases Exposing Data in Mobile Apps
17 March 2022, Threatpost

Banking trojan finds new routes to accounts by infiltrating Google Play Store
5 August 2022, SC Media

provided by Google News

IBM launches Db2 operator for Kubenetes on AWS
20 July 2022, The Register

The cloud ate my database
8 August 2022, InfoWorld

Db2, where are you? Big Blue is oddly reluctant to discuss recent enhancements to its flagship database
23 December 2021, The Register

Thoroughly Modern: Latest IT Trends – Bring Security, Speed, And Consistency To IT With Automation
8 August 2022, IT Jungle

Data Analyst at Parvana Recruitment
12 August 2022, IT-Online

provided by Google News

Entrinsik Provides Native Integration to jBase
25 May 2022, Database Trends and Applications

Zumasys, Inc
9 January 2019, International Spectrum Magazine

provided by Google News

Partitioning for performance in a sharding database system
2 August 2022, InfoWorld

Vertica Announces Vertica 12 for Future-Proof Analytics
7 June 2022, PR Newswire

VAST Data teams up with Vertica to enable real-time queries at scale
19 April 2022, VentureBeat

Data Analytics Firm Zetaris Turns to Channel to Drive U.S. Expansion
29 July 2022, Channel Futures

Cloudian Partners with Vertica to Deliver On-Premises Data Warehouse Platform on S3 Data Lake
28 June 2022, GlobeNewswire

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Frontend VueJS Firebase Web Developer
Arcade Apps, LLC, Farmington, MI

Data Engineer
Life.Church, Edmond, OK

Digital Analytics Data Architect (Hybrid)
Peapod Digital Labs, N White Plains, NY

Product Analyst
Virtuoso, Ltd., Remote

Digital Analytics Data Architect (Hybrid)
Peapod Digital Labs, Scarborough, ME

DB2 Database Programmer (REMOTE)
Kyndryl, Inc., Austin, TX

DB2 Database Administrator
Secured Leasing, El Segundo, CA

Quality Engineer - Sterling eCom Order Management
Costco Wholesale, Seattle, WA

Database Consutlant
Cognizant Technology Solutions, Dallas, TX

SQL Database Administrator-11316
Right Talents, Albany, NY

Principal Data Architect, Data Warehousing & MPP
Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc., West Virginia

Principal Data Architect, Data Warehousing & MPP
Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc., Oklahoma

Principal Data Architect, Data Warehousing & MPP
Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc., Louisiana

Principal Data Architect, Data Warehousing & MPP
Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc., Alabama

Sr. Data Architect, Data Warehouse & MPP - Nationwide Opportunities
Amazon Web Services, Inc., West Virginia

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

The definitive guide for Cassandra

Imagine What You Could Do if Scalability Wasn‘t a Problem!
Download the Cassandra e-book for free!

Vertica logo

Vertica Accelerator. The fastest analytics and machine learning, delivered as SaaS, with automated setup, administration, and management. Free trial.

Neo4j logo

The right graph database.
Not a graph add-on.
Free forever.
Start solving today

Redis logo

The world’s most loved real‑time data platform.
Try free

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Present your product here