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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Kinetica vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Kinetica vs. SpaceTime

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  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.Fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score13.64
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.66
Rank#234  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#392  Overall
#8  Spatial DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.kinetica.comwww.mireo.com/­spacetime
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.kinetica.com
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014KineticaMireo
Initial release201220122020
Current release7.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC, C++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'user defined functionsno
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
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 Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnono
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.yes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users and roles on table levelyes

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