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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. SpaceTime vs. TigerGraph

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  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 complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-time
Primary database modelDocument storeSpatial DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score15.00
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#396  Overall
#8  Spatial DBMS
Score1.83
Rank#141  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.mireo.com/­spacetimewww.tigergraph.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.tigergraph.com
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Mireo
Initial release201220202017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implementedSQL-like query language (GSQL)
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIGSQL (TigerGraph Query Language)
Kafka
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
C++
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'noyes
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesnono
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 methodsnonoyes
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 integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graphs
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesyesRole-based access control

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