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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Drizzle vs. Google Cloud Firestore

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparison
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 libraryMySQL 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
Relational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.62
Rank#223  Overall
#35  Document stores
#107  Relational DBMS
Score10.27
Rank#47  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestore
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestore
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerGoogle
Initial release201420082017
Current release7.2.4, September 2012
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBCAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C++
Java
PHP
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functions
Triggersyesno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes, with Cloud Functions
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoUsing Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoPluggable 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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