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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Snowflake

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  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.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
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Score18.34
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score99.15
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20122014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'user defined functions
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
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 integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID
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, user roles and pluggable authentication

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