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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. ObjectBox

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. ObjectBox

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  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.Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and Mobile
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score16.92
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score12.37
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score0.74
Rank#200  Overall
#9  Object oriented DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaseazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticsobjectbox.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsdocs.objectbox.io
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014MicrosoftObjectBox Limited
Initial release201220162017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C and C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
Java
PHP
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'Transact SQLno
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding, horizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesonline/offline synchronization between client and server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 integritynono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesyesyes
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data WarehouseObjectBox
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