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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. QuestDB vs. SiriDB

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. QuestDB vs. SiriDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSiriDB  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 high performance open source SQL database for time series dataOpen Source Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score13.64
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score2.70
Rank#105  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#378  Overall
#42  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasequestdb.iosiridb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasequestdb.io/­docsdocs.siridb.com
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014QuestDB Technology IncCesbit
Initial release201220142017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJava (Zero-GC), C++, RustC
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoNumeric data
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL with time-series extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'nono
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with eventual consistencyyes
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID for single-table writesno
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.yes infothrough memory mapped filesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulessimple rights management via user accounts
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseQuestDBSiriDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column-based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesHigh ingestion throughput: peak of 4M rows/sec (TSBS Benchmark) Code optimizations...
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Typical application scenariosFinancial tick data Industrial IoT Application Metrics Monitoring
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Key customersBanks & Hedge funds, Yahoo, OKX, Airbus, Aquis Exchange, Net App, Cloudera, Airtel,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source Apache 2.0 QuestDB Enterprise QuestDB Cloud
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