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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. RethinkDB vs. Snowflake vs. TDengine

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. RethinkDB vs. Snowflake vs. TDengine

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTDengine  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.DBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataTime Series DBMS and big data platform
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score18.80
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score3.38
Rank#98  Overall
#19  Document stores
Score103.12
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score1.13
Rank#166  Overall
#13  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaserethinkdb.comwww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­taosdata/­TDengine
tdengine.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databaserethinkdb.com/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.taosdata.com/­en/­documentation
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014The Linux Foundation infosince July 2017Snowflake Computing Inc.Taos Data
Initial release2012200920142019
Current release2.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoGPL V3, also commercial editions available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryyesyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'user defined functionsno
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesClient-side triggers through changefeedsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes, via alarm monitoring
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding inforange basedyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyesyes
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
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesAtomic single-document operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCC basedyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesyes infousers and table-level permissionsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationyes
More information provided by the system vendor
Firebase Realtime DatabaseRethinkDBSnowflakeTDengine
Specific characteristicsOne of the modules of TDengine is the time-series database. However, in addition...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance improvement over 10 times: An innovative data storage structure is defined,...
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Typical application scenariosIT Infrastructure, Servers and Applications Monitoring Internet of Cars, Trucks,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database With more than 15,500 stars on GitHub
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source (AGPL v3) Enterprise / Cloud (https://www.taosdata.com/en/support/)
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