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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Memcached

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Memcached

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  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 key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.96
Rank#37  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score26.27
Rank#31  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.memcached.org
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Danga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release20122003
Current release1.6.9, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.no
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol

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