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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Stardog

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Stardog

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  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 scalabilityEnterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoning
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMS
RDF store
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Score11.74
Rank#40  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.92
Rank#155  Overall
#20  Document stores
#25  Key-value stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
#77  Relational DBMS
Score0.76
Rank#168  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.stardog.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clswww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014InterSystemsStardog-Union
Initial release201220182010
Current release2018.1.1, February 20186.2.3, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/students
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedepending on used data modelschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyesno infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yesuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster
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
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesyesAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
Firebase Realtime DatabaseInterSystems IRISStardog
Specific characteristicsInterSystems IRIS is a complete cloud-first data platform which includes a multi-model...
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Stardog is a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph database....
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Competitive advantagesStardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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Typical application scenariosStardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersBosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsStardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsA fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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