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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. SQLite vs. TerminusDB

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  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.Widely used in-process RDBMSScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF 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
Score0.01
Rank#342  Overall
#32  Graph DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.sqlite.orgterminusdb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.sqlite.org/­docs.htmlterminusdb.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Dwayne Richard HippDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201220002018
Current release3.30.1, October 20191.0, 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoPublic DomainOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCProlog, Rust
Server operating systemshostedserver-lessLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyes infodynamic column typesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.yes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supportedSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
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
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'noyes
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneJournaling Streams
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infovia file-system locksyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
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 rulesnoRole-based access control

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