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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. MongoDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  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.One of the most popular document stores
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score11.00
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score401.98
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.mongodb.com/­manual
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014MongoDB, Inc
Initial release20122009
Current release4.0.8, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BI
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Actionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go infoinofficial driver
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'JavaScript
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
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 infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptional
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
Firebase Realtime DatabaseMongoDB
Specific characteristicsMongoDB is the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries...
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Competitive advantagesBy offering the best of traditional databases as well as the flexibility, scale,...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (Bosch, Silver Spring Networks) Mobile (The Weather Channel, ADP,...
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Key customersADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Barclays, BBVA, Bond, Bosch, Cisco, CERN, City...
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Market metrics40 million downloads (growing at 30 thousand downloads per day). 6,600+ customers....
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Licensing and pricing modelsMongoDB database server: Free Software Foundation's GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses...
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