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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. MySQL vs. Spark SQL vs. Trafodion

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. MySQL vs. Spark SQL vs. Trafodion

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  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 RDBMSSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score18.02
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score1212.52
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score21.87
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#232  Overall
#112  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.mysql.comspark.apache.org/­sqltrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedev.mysql.com/­docspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmltrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Oracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunApache Software FoundationApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release2012199520142014
Current release8.0.26, July 20213.1.1, March 20212.3.0, February 2019
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++ScalaC++, Java
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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
Java
Python
R
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes infoproprietary syntaxnoJava Stored Procedures
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricyes, utilizing Spark CoreSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneyes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
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 integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID infonot for MyISAM storage enginenoACID
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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