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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. SpaceTime vs. SurrealDB

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. SpaceTime vs. SurrealDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparisonSurrealDB  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.SpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.A fully ACID transactional, developer-friendly, multi-model DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeSpatial DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score14.29
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#383  Overall
#7  Spatial DBMS
Score0.86
Rank#203  Overall
#34  Document stores
#18  Graph DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.mireo.com/­spacetimesurrealdb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasesurrealdb.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014MireoSurrealDB Ltd
Initial release201220202022
Current releasev1.5.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Rust
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 SQLnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implementedSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIGraphQL
RESTful HTTP API
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
C++
Python
Deno
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesyesyes, based on authentication and database rules

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