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Difference between Oracle and Firebase
  • Last Updated : 27 Jul, 2020

1. Oracle :
Oracle is a relational database management system (RDBMS). It was developed by Oracle Corporation in 1980. It is the first database designed for grid computing that provides the most flexible and cost-effective way to manage information and application. It runs on major platforms like Windows, Unix, Linux, and macOS. It is a relational database in which data is accessed by user through application or query language called SQL.

2. 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.



Difference between Oracle and Firebase :

S.No. ORACLE FIREBASE
1. It was developed by Oracle Corporation in 1980. It is developed by Google in 2012.
2. The primary database model for Oracle is Relational DBMS. The primary database model for Firebase is Document Store.
3. The replication methods that Oracle supports are Master-Slave Replication, Master-Master Replication. It does not support replication method.
4. Server operating systems for Oracle are Solaris, Linux, OS X, Windows. Server operating systems for Firebase are hosted.
5. It is a commercial software. It is a commercial software.
6. It uses Horizontal partitioning method for storing different data on different nodes. It does not support Partitioning methods.
7. JDBC, ODBC, ODP.NET, OCI are the APIs and access methods used in Oracle. Android, iOS, JavaScript API, RESTful HTTP API are used as APIs and other access methods.
8. Immediate Consistency method ensures consistency. Eventual and Immediate Consistency methods ensures consistency in a distributed system.
9. It is more suitable for large-scale applications. It is more suitable for small-scale applications.
10. It provides more security than Firebase. It is not much secure.

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