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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Lovefield vs. Machbase vs. SAP HANA

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  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 BigDataIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
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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
Score51.82
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.machbase.comwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdmachbase.atlassian.net/­wiki/­spaces/­MAN/­overviewhelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014GoogleMachbaseSAP
Initial release2012201420132010
Current release2.1.12, February 2017V6.5, August 20212.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree test version availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono infoalso available as a cloud based service
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
Windows
Appliance or cloud-service
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
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'nonoSQLScript, R
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesUsing read-only observersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDnoACID
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 tableyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnosimple password-based access controlyes

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