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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. InfluxDB vs. IRONdb vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  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.DBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.08
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score29.15
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score926.30
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.circonus.com/­irondbdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Circonus LLC.Microsoft
Initial release2012201320171989
Current release2.4, August 2022V0.10.20, January 2018SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC and C++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
LinuxLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'noyes, in LuaTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyAutomatic, metric affinity per nodetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
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 nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage enginenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulessimple rights management via user accountsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Firebase Realtime DatabaseInfluxDBIRONdbMicrosoft SQL Server
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to drive 23,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 daily active instances
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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