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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. InfluxDB vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. InfluxDB vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  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 metricsElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.84
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score29.96
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score23.03
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Microsoft
Initial release201220132016
Current release2.5.1, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyes
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'noTransact SQL
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyyes
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraints
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.yes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulessimple rights management via user accountsyes
More information provided by the system vendor
Firebase Realtime DatabaseInfluxDBMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse
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 24,500 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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