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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. KairosDB vs. SurrealDB

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. KairosDB vs. SurrealDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonSurrealDB  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.Distributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2A fully ACID transactional, developer-friendly, multi-model DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score13.87
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.60
Rank#238  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score1.04
Rank#180  Overall
#30  Document stores
#17  Graph DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdbsurrealdb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasekairosdb.github.iosurrealdb.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014SurrealDB Ltd
Initial release201220132022
Current release1.2.2, November 2018v1.5.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaRust
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Graphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
GraphQL
RESTful HTTP API
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Deno
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
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
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulessimple password-based access controlyes, based on authentication and database rules

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