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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Interbase vs. LokiJS

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Interbase vs. LokiJS

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  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.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandIn-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score20.13
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score6.11
Rank#70  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#240  Overall
#38  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasegithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasetechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Embarcadero
Initial release201219842014
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCJavaScript
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.nono infoexport as XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageView functions in JavaScript
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change Viewsnone
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 Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDno infoatomic operations within a single collection possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny control
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.
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 rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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