DB-EnginesEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by Redgate Software

DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. IRONdb vs. SurrealDB

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

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonSurrealDB  Xexclude from comparison
IRONdb seems to be discontinued. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines Ranking.
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 simplicityA fully ACID transactional, developer-friendly, multi-model DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score13.87
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.04
Rank#180  Overall
#30  Document stores
#17  Graph DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.circonus.com/solutions/time-series-database/surrealdb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.circonus.com/irondb/category/getting-startedsurrealdb.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Circonus LLC.SurrealDB Ltd
Initial release201220172022
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018v1.5.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC and C++Rust
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP APIGraphQL
RESTful HTTP API
WebSocket
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
Deno
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Rust
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 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 nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnoyes, based on authentication and database rules

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Firebase Realtime DatabaseIRONdbSurrealDB
DB-Engines blog posts

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Realtime vs Cloud Firestore: Which Firebase Database to Choose
8 March 2024, Appinventiv

Don't be like these 900+ websites and expose millions of passwords via Firebase
18 March 2024, The Register

Misconfigured firebase: A real-time cyber threat
18 January 2024, Atos

Google launches Firebase Genkit, a new open source framework for building AI-powered apps
14 May 2024, TechCrunch

Hundreds of Google Firebase websites might have leaked data online
19 March 2024, TechRadar

provided by Google News

Application observability firm Apica buys telemetry data startup Circonus and adds more funding
21 February 2024, SiliconANGLE News

Apica Acquires Telemetry Data Management Pioneer Circonus And Lands New Funding
22 February 2024, Datanami

Apica gets $6 million in funding and buys Circonus -
21 February 2024, Enterprise Times

provided by Google News

SurrealDB is helping developers consolidate their databases
18 June 2024, TechCrunch

SurrealDB Raises $20M To Disrupt Big Data Industry
20 June 2024, Datanami

Multi-model database startup SurrealDB raises $20M and announces cloud beta access
18 June 2024, SiliconANGLE News

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: SurrealDB
10 May 2024, SDTimes.com

SurrealDB Raises $20 Million to Disrupt Database Tech; Introduces New Cloud Beta Access
18 June 2024, PR Newswire

provided by Google News



Share this page

Featured Products

RaimaDB logo

RaimaDB, embedded database for mission-critical applications. When performance, footprint and reliability matters.
Try RaimaDB for free.

Milvus logo

Vector database designed for GenAI, fully equipped for enterprise implementation.
Try Managed Milvus for Free

Datastax Astra logo

Bring all your data to Generative AI applications with vector search enabled by the most scalable
vector database available.
Try for Free

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Present your product here