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Firebase Realtime Database
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Supabase

Serverless Database features

Compare the features of the Serverless Database to help you choose the right one for your needs.

FeatureFirebase Realtime DatabaseSupabase

Infrastructure, Underlying technology

Cloud Infrastructure, database system and underlying egine

Nodejs, Google Cloud, Scala

Supabase infrastructure, PostgreSQL, S3 compatible storage object

Serverless Support

Serverless and Edge computing support

API

REST API

Deno Edge Function

Edge Functions

Support for Edge Functions

Cloud functions

Supabase infrastructure

Developer Experience

Database type

OLTP, OLAP

OLTP

Data model

Databases store data in models, such as Relational, Columnar or Document based

Document based, NoSQL

Relational, SQL

CLI

Firebase CLI

supabase

Languages, APIs

The languages supporting the database and API interface for inter-process communication

JavaScript, Swift, Kotlin, Java, C++, Objective-C

TypeScript, JavaScript, supabase-js SDK, Flutter, React Native, React

Query language

Supported query language such as SQL, MQL, PartiQL,

JSON

SQL, PostgreSQL

ACID compliant

ACID is a set of properties of database transactions intended to guarantee data validity despite errors, power failures, and other mishaps
ACID compliant

Self-hosting

Support for self-hosted Database instance
Doesn't have support
Docker support

Backups

Daily basis (Included in Free tier), PITR for paid users

Security & Compliance Offerings

SOC2

Apart from App indexing

Multi-factor authentication

Support of the cloud-histed database for multi-factor authentication

Encryption

Cryptographic security at rest and on transportation level

HTTPS, TLS

AES 256 Encryption, TLS v1.2

SSO

SAML-based SSO solution

Monitoring and analytics

Log retention

Query log retention usually keeps lofs of operations for debugging and replication purposes
Document level history 30 days retention

By default disabled, can be enabled with pgAudit extension

Statistics

Tools and APIs for analysing and monitoring of Database performance

Web based monitoring tools

Web dashboard, provides Prometheus-compatible metrics endpoints to gather health insights

Scalability

Replication and Partitioning

Region groups

read replicas in early preview