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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. STSdb vs. ToroDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonToroDB  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.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodA MongoDB-compatible JSON document store, built on top of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeDocument store
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Score16.34
Rank#36  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.14
Rank#290  Overall
#45  Key-value stores
Score0.04
Rank#317  Overall
#43  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4www.torodb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.torodb.com/­stampede/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014STS Soft SC8Kdata
Initial release201220112016
Current release4.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoAGPL-V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC#Java
Server operating systemshostedWindowsAll OS with a Java 7 VM
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes infostring, integer, double, boolean, date, object_id
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
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication
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
Eventual Consistency
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 datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesnoAccess rights for users and roles

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