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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. InterSystems Caché vs. Lovefield vs. Machbase

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  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.A multi-model DBMS and application serverEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptTimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigData
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score20.13
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score2.99
Rank#109  Overall
#20  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#56  Relational DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#279  Overall
#129  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#339  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.machbase.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.intersystems.comgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdmachbase.atlassian.net/­wiki/­spaces/­MAN/­overview
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014InterSystemsGoogleMachbase
Initial release2012199720142013
Current release2018.1.4, May 20202.1.12, February 2017V6.5, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree test version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedepending on used data modelyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yesnono
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
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 integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDByes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users, groups and rolesnosimple password-based access control

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