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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Interbase vs. Lovefield vs. NuoDB

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Interbase vs. Lovefield vs. NuoDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  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 BorlandEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score18.92
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score6.74
Rank#62  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#283  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score0.97
Rank#179  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldnuodb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddoc.nuodb.com
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014EmbarcaderoGoogleNuoDB, Inc.
Initial release2012198420142013
Current releaseInterBase 2020, December 20192.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safarihosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
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.nono infoexport as XML data possiblenono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
JavaScript.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languagenoJava, SQL
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesUsing read-only observersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/written
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInterbase Change Viewsnoneyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACIDACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes infoMVCC
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDByes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users

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