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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. IRONdb vs. Prometheus

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. IRONdb vs. Prometheus

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  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 simplicityOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring system
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score18.48
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score6.32
Rank#67  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaseprometheus.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.circonus.com/­irondbprometheus.io/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Circonus LLC.
Initial release201220172015
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC and C++Go
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsNumeric data only
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.nonono infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON 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
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes, in Luano
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes infoby Federation
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 consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnono
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnono

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