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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. MySQL vs. QuestDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  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.Widely used open source RDBMSA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APITime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score18.92
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1202.10
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score1.19
Rank#161  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score4.70
Rank#83  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.mysql.comquestdb.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedev.mysql.com/­docquestdb.io/­docs/­introductiondocs.timescale.com
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Oracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunQuestDB LimitedTimescale
Initial release2012199520142017
Current release8.0.29, April 20222.6.0, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaC
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.noyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes infoproprietary syntaxnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabrichorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)yes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Configurable consistency for N replicasSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID for single-table writesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyesyes
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.yesyes infothrough memory mapped filesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseMySQLQuestDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Time-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
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Key customersTransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
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Market metricsWith over 12,700 GitHub stars and growing, 1,000,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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TimescaleDB is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
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