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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. SQLite vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. SQLite vs. SwayDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  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.Widely used in-process RDBMSAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score11.60
Rank#40  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score121.03
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#289  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.sqlite.orgwww.swaydb.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Dwayne Richard HippSimer Plaha
Initial release201220002018
Current release3.30.1, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoPublic DomainOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCScala
Server operating systemshostedserver-less
Data schemeschema-freeyes infodynamic column typesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.no
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 SQLnoyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supportedno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'nono
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone
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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infovia file-system locksyes
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 rulesnono

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