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

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  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 middleware
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBMultivalue 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
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Score19.96
Rank#37  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score167.18
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score1.68
Rank#133  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.jbase.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.zumasys.com/­jbase
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014IBMZumasys
Initial release20121983 infohost version1991
Current release12.1, October 20165.7
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptional
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASIC
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
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yesyes
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyes
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)yes
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 datayesACIDACID
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.yes
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 level

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