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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Blazegraph vs. Drizzle vs. Google Cloud Firestore

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Blazegraph vs. Drizzle vs. Google Cloud Firestore

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparison
Amazon has acquired Blazegraph's domain and (probably) product. It is said that Amazon Neptune is based on Blazegraph.Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryHigh-performance graph database supporting Semantic Web (RDF/SPARQL) and Graph Database (tinkerpop3, blueprints, vertex-centric) APIs with scale-out and High Availability.MySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Cloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSDocument store
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Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score0.91
Rank#185  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score9.32
Rank#52  Overall
#10  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgblazegraph.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestore
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwiki.blazegraph.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestore
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffBlazegraphDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerGoogle
Initial release2014200620082017
Current release2.1.5, March 20197.2.4, September 2012
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoRDF literal typesyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.SPARQL is used as query languageyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJava API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
JDBCAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
PHP
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesnoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functions
Triggersyesnono infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes, with Cloud Functions
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoUsing Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoRelationships in Graphsyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)Pluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.

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