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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Ignite vs. PouchDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  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.Apache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.JavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.02
Rank#37  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score5.41
Rank#69  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
#38  Relational DBMS
Score2.86
Rank#100  Overall
#18  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaseignite.apache.orgpouchdb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databaseapacheignite.readme.io/­docspouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Apache Software FoundationApache Software Foundation
Initial release201220152012
Current releaseApache Ignite 2.67.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++, Java, .NetJavaScript
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)View functions in JavaScript
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes (cache interceptors and events)yes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)Multi-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)yes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsno

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