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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. InfluxDB vs. MySQL vs. Teradata vs. Titan

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
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 metricsWidely used open source RDBMSA hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)Titan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score12.65
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score21.62
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score1268.35
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score76.59
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.mysql.comwww.teradata.comtitan.thinkaurelius.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdev.mysql.com/­docdocs.teradata.comgithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Oracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunTeradataAurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release20122013199519842012
Current release1.7.10, February 20208.0.19, 2020Teradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache license, version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageGoC and C++Java
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Linux
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyesyesyes
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.nonoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash indexyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infoSQL 2016 + extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'noyes infoproprietary syntaxyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallelyes
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding infoHashingyes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyesyes infoRelationships in graph
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulessimple rights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseInfluxDBMySQLTeradataTitan
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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