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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. SiteWhere

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonSiteWhere  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.M2M integration platform for persisting/querying time series data
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMS
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Score13.99
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#336  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasesitewhere.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasesitewhere.io/­docs/­2.1.0
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014SiteWhere
Initial release20122010
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoCommon Public Attribution License Version 1.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freepredefined scheme
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
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 datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept

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