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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Lovefield vs. Machbase

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Lovefield vs. Machbase

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  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.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptTimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigData
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
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Score18.34
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.20
Rank#290  Overall
#136  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#356  Overall
#32  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.machbase.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdmachbase.atlassian.net/­wiki/­spaces/­MAN/­overview
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014GoogleMachbase
Initial release201220142013
Current release2.1.12, February 2017V6.5, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree test version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
Windows
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'nono
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infousing MemoryDByes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnosimple password-based access control

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