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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Lovefield vs. NuoDB vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Lovefield vs. NuoDB vs. SAP IQ

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  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 JavaScriptNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score18.92
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.23
Rank#283  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score0.97
Rank#179  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
Score4.82
Rank#80  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldnuodb.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddoc.nuodb.comhelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014GoogleNuoDB, Inc.SAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release2012201420131994
Current release2.1.12, February 201716.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infolimited edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safarihosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
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 patternyesyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScript.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'noJava, SQLyes
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesUsing read-only observersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtenshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDBSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACID infotunable commit protocolACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCCyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infousing MemoryDByes infoTemporary tableno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnoStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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