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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Spark SQL vs. WakandaDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonWakandaDB  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 ServerSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingWakandaDB is embedded in a server that provides a REST API and a server-side javascript engine to access data
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score18.92
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score20.66
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score22.86
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#342  Overall
#18  Object oriented DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaseazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticsspark.apache.org/­sqlwakanda.github.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmldoc.wakanda.org/­home2.en.html#/­Datastore/­Introduction.200-588937.en.html
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014MicrosoftApache Software FoundationWakanda SAS
Initial release2012201620142012
Current release3.2.0, October 20212.7.0 (April 29, 2019), April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPLv3, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageC++ScalaC++, JavaScript
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
Java
PHP
Java
Python
R
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'Transact SQLnoyes
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding, horizontal partitioningyes, utilizing Spark Corenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnonenone
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-constraintsno
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 persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesyesnoyes

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