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Difference between Firebase and Cassandra

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  • Last Updated : 14 Sep, 2020

1. Firebase :
Firebase is developed by google in 2012. It is is a database to store and synchronize data in real-time. It is Cloud-hosted realtime document store and gives the flexibility to access data from any device (web, mobile). iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.

2. Cassandra :
Cassandra is a free and open-source, distributed, wide column store, NoSQL database management system. It was developed by Apache Software foundation and initially released on July 2008. Cassandra is designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure.

Difference between Firebase and Cassandra :

1.It is developed by Google in 2012.It is developed by Apache Software Foundation in 2008.
2.The primary database model for Firebase is Document Store.The primary database model for Cassandra is Wide Column Store.
3.It does not support replication method.It support selectable replication factor as replication methods.
4.Server operating systems for Firebase are hosted.Cassandra server operating systems are BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows.
5.It is a commercial software.It is a open source software framework.
6.Android, iOS, JavaScript API, RESTful HTTP API are used as APIs and other access methods.APIs and other access methods used by Cassandra is Proprietary protocol, Thrift.
7.It does not support Partitioning methods.It support Partitioning methods with sharding.
8.Eventual and Immediate Consistency methods ensures consistency in a distributed system.Eventual and Immediate Consistency methods ensures consistency in a distributed system.
9.It is more suitable for small-scale applications.It is more suitable for large-scale applications.
10.It is not much secure.It provides more security than Firebase.

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