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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Riak KV vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Riak KV vs. TerminusDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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.Distributed, fault tolerant key-value storeScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.02
Rank#37  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score5.88
Rank#63  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score0.24
Rank#276  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaseriak.com/­products/­riak-kvterminusdb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databaseterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Basho TechnologiesDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201220092018
Current release2.1.0, April 201510.0.3, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlangProlog, Rust
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'JavaScript and Erlangyes
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Graph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorJournaling Streams
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
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between data sets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnoRole-based access control

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