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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. MonetDB vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. MonetDB vs. SwayDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  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.A relational database management system that stores data in columnsAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score13.64
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.72
Rank#141  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#387  Overall
#61  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.monetdb.orgswaydb.simer.au
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014MonetDB BVSimer Plaha
Initial release201220042018
Current releaseDec2023 (11.49), December 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCScala
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes, in SQL, C, Rno
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding via remote tablesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusnone
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDAtomic execution of operations
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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