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DBMS > Firebase Realtime Database vs. Yandex Database (YDB)

System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Yandex Database (YDB)

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonYandex Database (YDB)  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 distributed fault-tolerant database service, with high availability, scalability, immediate consistency and ACID transactions and providing an Amazon DynamoDB compatible API
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score19.84
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.53
Rank#261  Overall
#40  Document stores
#119  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasecloud.yandex.com/­en/­services/­ydb
github.com/­ydb-platform/­ydb
ydb.tech
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasecloud.yandex.com/­en/­docs/­managed-ydb
ydb.tech/­en/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Yandex
Initial release20122019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0; commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema 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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (YQL)
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesActive-passive shard replication
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 datayesACID
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 rulesAccess rights defined for Yandex Cloud users

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