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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. RocksDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  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.Embeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score13.99
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score2.87
Rank#94  Overall
#17  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaserocksdb.org
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasegithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Facebook, Inc.
Initial release20122013
Current release6.8.1, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++
Java
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 nodesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesyes
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesno

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