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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Newts

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  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.Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMS
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Score11.00
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#329  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaseopennms.github.io/­newts
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wiki
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014OpenNMS Group
Initial release20122014
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
Java API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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 infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesno

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Firebase Realtime DatabaseNewts
Recent citations in the news

Realtime vs Cloud Firestore: Which Firebase Database to go?
12 October 2018, Appinventiv

How unsecured Firebase databases put critical data at risk
16 January 2019, TechTarget

On the verge of Next '19, Google must double down on cloud applications
1 April 2019, SiliconANGLE News

Google’s Cloud Firestore NoSQL database hits general availability
31 January 2019, TechCrunch

Firebase for Startups: A Must-Have or Non-Essential
23 January 2019, Appinventiv

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