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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. RisingWave vs. SpaceTime

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonRisingWave  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  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 distributed RDBMS for stream processing, wire-compatible with PostgreSQLSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score13.64
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.64
Rank#238  Overall
#110  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#392  Overall
#8  Spatial DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.risingwave.com/­databasewww.mireo.com/­spacetime
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.risingwave.com/­docs/­current/­intro
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014RisingWave LabsMireo
Initial release201220222020
Current release1.2, September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageRustC++
Server operating systemshostedDocker
Linux
macOS
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesStandard SQL-types and JSONyes
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'UDFs in Python or Javano
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
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 datayesnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesUsers and Rolesyes

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