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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Nebula Graph vs. Realm

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Nebula Graph vs. Realm

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonNebula Graph  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  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 distributed, linear scalable, high perfomant Graph DBMSA DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMSDocument store
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Score18.92
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.10
Rank#169  Overall
#15  Graph DBMS
Score9.89
Rank#49  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegithub.com/­vesoft-inc/­nebula
nebula-graph.io
realm.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.nebula-graph.iorealm.io/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Vesoft Inc.Realm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release201220192014
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0 + Common Clause 1.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxAndroid
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeStrong typed schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyes infoNebula Graph internally uses the Key-Value store RocksDB for persistency. The vertices, edges, and their properties are stored as Key while their values are stored as Value. The primary indexes are per Key and secondary indexes are per Value.yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Browser interface
console (shell)
Proprietary native API
Query language nGQL
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++
Go
Java
Python
.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'no inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesCausal Clustering using Raft protocolnone
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing RocksDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesRole-based access controlyes
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseNebula GraphRealm
Specific characteristicsNebula Graph is a truly distributed, linearly scalable, lightning-fast graph database,...
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Now a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesNebula Graph boasts the world's only graph database solution that is able to host...
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Realm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosSocial networking Fraud detection Knowledge graph Data warehouse management Anti...
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Mobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersCurrently we have some top internet companies in China implementing Nebula Graph...
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Cathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsAt our very early stage, Nebula Graph has already received 3.5k stars and thousands...
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Used by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNebula Graph is open source and free to use under Apache 2.0 license and Common Clause...
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Realm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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