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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Google Search Appliance

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Google Search Appliance

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryCloud 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.The Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.49
Rank#208  Overall
#31  Document stores
#100  Relational DBMS
Score6.21
Rank#55  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score2.77
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoreenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoresupport.google.com/­gsa
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogleGoogle
Initial release201420172002
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.nono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functions
Triggersyesyes, with Cloud Functions
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replicationMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.User authentication via various security protocols

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