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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  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 metricsDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score16.91
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score27.17
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score3.09
Rank#91  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewrethinkdb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbrethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014The Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release201220132009
Current release2.0.2, November 20202.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
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 languageno
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
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
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
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC based
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 engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulessimple rights management via user accountsyes infousers and table-level permissions
More information provided by the system vendor
Firebase Realtime DatabaseInfluxDBRethinkDB
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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