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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. IRONdb

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  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.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score18.92
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-database
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Circonus LLC.
Initial release20122017
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes, in Lua
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesno

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