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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Spark SQL vs. SWC-DB

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Spark SQL vs. SWC-DB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  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.Spark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
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Score19.96
Rank#37  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score22.97
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#315  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasespark.apache.org/­sqlgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasespark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Apache Software FoundationAlex Kashirin
Initial release201220142020
Current release3.2.0, October 20210.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Java
Python
R
Scala
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'nono
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes, utilizing Spark CoreSharding
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesno

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