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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. NCache vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. NCache vs. SpaceTime

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  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.Open-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score13.64
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.96
Rank#195  Overall
#29  Key-value stores
Score0.03
Rank#392  Overall
#8  Spatial DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.mireo.com/­spacetime
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014AlachisoftMireo
Initial release201220052020
Current release5.3.3, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.A subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'no infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRno
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infoNotificationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, with selectable consistency levelReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
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
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingno
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)yes
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseNCacheSpaceTime
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Licensing and pricing modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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