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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. TerminusDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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.Scalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score13.87
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.18
Rank#320  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaseterminusdb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databaseterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014DataChemist Ltd.
Initial release20122018
Current release11.0.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageProlog, Rust
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 indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesJournaling Streams
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 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 infoin-memory journaling
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesRole-based access control

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