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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Microsoft Access vs. NCache

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Microsoft Access vs. NCache

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  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.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)NCache is a 100% .NET / .NET Core Open Source in-memory distributed cache.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score16.26
Rank#36  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score118.25
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score1.12
Rank#161  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.alachisoft.com/­ncache
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesswww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014MicrosoftAlachisoft
Initial release201219922005
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20195.0, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C#, .NET, .NET Core
Server operating systemshostedWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counter
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLR
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoNotifications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
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
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID infobut no files for transaction loggingoptimistic locking and pessimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Authentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseMicrosoft AccessNCache
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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