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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. InfluxDB vs. Redis

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  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 metricsPopular in-memory data platform used as a cache, message broker, and database that can be deployed on-premises, across clouds, and hybrid environments infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store infowith RedisJSON
Graph DBMS infowith RedisGraph
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith RediSearch
Time Series DBMS infowith RedisTimeSeries
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score20.13
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score29.58
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score183.38
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewredis.com
redis.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.redis.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeDiscord
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Redis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Inc.
Initial release201220132009
Current release2.4, August 20227.0.3, July 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageGoC
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringspartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
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 infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
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
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'noLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnopublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGears
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonothrough RedisGears
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Eventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
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 accountsAccess Control Lists (ACLs): redis.io/­topics/­acl
LDAP and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for Redis Enterprise
Mutual TLS authentication: redis.io/­topics/­encryption
Password-based authentication
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseInfluxDBRedis
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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The Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Redis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Redis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,300 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to drive 23,500 GitHub stars Over 600,000 daily active instances
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Most launched Docker container per day according to Docker Hub (7.2M launches per...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Redis Enterprise Cloud lets users scale up and down instantly, and pay only for the...
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