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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. SAP HANA vs. XAP

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  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.In-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score15.31
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score53.12
Rank#19  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score0.95
Rank#169  Overall
#25  Document stores
#32  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasehelp.sap.com/­hanadocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014SAPGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release201220102000
Current release2.0 SPS04, April 201914.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno infoalso available as a cloud based serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemshostedAppliance or cloud-serviceLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'SQLScript, Ryes
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
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 infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACID
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesyesRole-based access control

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