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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. SurrealDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  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.A fully ACID transactional, developer-friendly, multi-model DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
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Score13.64
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.02
Rank#190  Overall
#33  Document stores
#18  Graph DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasesurrealdb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasesurrealdb.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014SurrealDB Ltd
Initial release20122022
Current releasev1.5.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageRust
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
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.no
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
GraphQL
RESTful HTTP API
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Deno
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changes
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
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
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesyes, based on authentication and database rules

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