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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. YugaByte DB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonYugaByte DB  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.Distributed, transactional, high performant database, wire compatible with Cassandra, Redis and (limited) PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Key-value store
Wide column store
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Score11.00
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.34
Rank#228  Overall
#30  Document stores
#41  Key-value stores
#11  Wide column stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­YugaByte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014YugaByte
Initial release20122017
Current release1.0, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0, enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freedepending on used data model
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
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Cassandra (CQL) compatible API
PostgreSQL compatible API infostill in beta
Redis compatible API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
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 nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor
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 consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
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 infobased on RocksDB
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 rulesno

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