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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. IRONdb vs. SiteWhere

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonSiteWhere  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 simplicityM2M integration platform for persisting/querying time series data
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.36
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.03
Rank#334  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#337  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasesitewhere.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.circonus.com/­irondbsitewhere.io/­docs/­2.1.0
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Circonus LLC.SiteWhere
Initial release201220172010
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoCommon Public Attribution License Version 1.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++Java
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freepredefined scheme
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes 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.nonono
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 APIHTTP REST
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 nodeSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
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 nodesImmediate Consistency
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 rulesnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept

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