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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Milvus vs. MySQL

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Milvus vs. MySQL

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  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 containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searchesWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Multivalue DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.36
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score1.80
Rank#128  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#63  Relational DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#257  Overall
#10  Multivalue DBMS
Score1206.05
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irismilvus.iowww.mysql.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.mddev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014InterSystemsOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release2012201820191995
Current release2021.1, June 20211.0, March 20218.0.27, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedepending on used data modelyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data onlyyes
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.noyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnoyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Go
Java
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yesnoyes infoproprietary syntax
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDnoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesyesnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

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