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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. LokiJS vs. MarkLogic vs. Splice Machine

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. LokiJS vs. MarkLogic vs. Splice Machine

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  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.In-memory JavaScript DBMSOperational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL databaseOpen-Source SQL RDBMS for Operational and Analytical use cases with native Machine Learning, powered by Hadoop and Spark
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score18.02
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.58
Rank#228  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score9.60
Rank#49  Overall
#7  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Score0.75
Rank#201  Overall
#98  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSwww.marklogic.comsplicemachine.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasetechfort.github.io/­LokiJSdocs.marklogic.comdoc.splicemachine.com
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014MarkLogic Corp.Splice Machine
Initial release2012201420012014
Current release9.0, 20173.1, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Sourcecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++Java
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free infoSchema can be enforcedyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia viewsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infoSQL92yes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JavaScript APIJava API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
JDBC
Native Spark Datasource
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'View functions in JavaScriptyes infovia XQuery or JavaScriptyes infoJava
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShared Nothhing Auto-Sharding, Columnar Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobsYes, via Full Spark Integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
noneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transactionACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes, with Range Indexesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnoRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levelsAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseLokiJSMarkLogicSplice Machine
Specific characteristicsThe MarkLogic Multi-Model Database provides the simplest way to integrate data from...
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Competitive advantagesThe main benefit of MarkLogic is simplicity. By making things simpler, MarkLogic...
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Typical application scenariosMarkLogic’s main use case is the Operational Data Hub . A Data Hub is useful for...
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Key customersMarkLogic has proven results managing mission-critical data with over 1,000 global...
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Market metricsMarkLogic is well known within the Fortune 1000, with a strong presence in financial...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMarkLogic provides a variety of licenses and cloud services: MarkLogic Data Hub Service...
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