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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. LokiJS vs. Microsoft Access vs. SiteWhere

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. LokiJS vs. Microsoft Access vs. SiteWhere

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSiteWhere  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 DBMSMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)M2M integration platform for persisting/querying time series data
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
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Score15.61
Rank#36  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.53
Rank#222  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score118.45
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#335  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesssitewhere.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasetechfort.github.io/­LokiJSdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesssitewhere.io/­docs/­2.1.0
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014MicrosoftSiteWhere
Initial release2012201419922010
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoCommon Public Attribution License Version 1.0
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)Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyespredefined scheme
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia viewsyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JavaScript APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'View functions in JavaScriptyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
noneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Users with fine-grained authorization concept

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