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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. SpaceTime vs. Ultipa

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

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparisonUltipa  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.High performance Graph DBMS supporting HTAP high availability cluster deployment
Primary database modelDocument storeSpatial DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score13.64
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.03
Rank#392  Overall
#8  Spatial DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#330  Overall
#30  Graph DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.mireo.com/­spacetimewww.ultipa.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.ultipa.com/­document
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014MireoUltipa
Initial release201220202019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyes
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 SQLnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
C++
Python
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
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 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 rulesyes

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