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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Lovefield vs. Machbase vs. Riak TS

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  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 BigDataRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.08
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.26
Rank#282  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#352  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#293  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.machbase.comriak.com/­products/­riak-ts
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 2014GoogleMachbaseBasho Technologies
Initial release2012201420132015
Current release2.1.12, February 2017V6.5, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree test version availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCErlang
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScriptC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'nonoJavaScript and Erlang
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesUsing read-only observersnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factorselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono infolinks between datasets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databasenoyes
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 controlno

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