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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. InfluxDB vs. Oracle Berkeley DB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  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 metricsWidely used in-process key-value store
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score15.11
Rank#36  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score21.86
Rank#30  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score3.40
Rank#86  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#2  Native XML DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.html
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.html
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Oracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by Oracle
Initial release201220131994
Current release1.8.0, April 202018.1 (Core), June 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infocommercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageGoC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
AIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsno
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.nonoyes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML edition
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is available
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'nono
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyes infoonly for the SQL API
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMaster-slave replication
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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 engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulessimple rights management via user accountsno
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseInfluxDBOracle Berkeley DB
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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