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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. OpenTSDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  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.Scalable Time Series DBMS based on HBase
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score10.85
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score2.24
Rank#105  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaseopentsdb.net
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databaseopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.html
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014currently maintained by Yahoo and other contributors
Initial release20122011
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoLGPL
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnumeric data for metrics, strings for tags
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 API
Telnet API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
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 HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
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
Immediate Consistency infobased on HBase
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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