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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  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.Cloud-based data warehousing serviceRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score11.64
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score2.37
Rank#110  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score5.83
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasehelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014IBMSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release201220141992
Current release17, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
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 infoImport/export of XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'PL/SQL, SQL PLyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
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
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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