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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. H2 vs. TypeDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. H2 vs. TypeDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  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.Full-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.TypeDB is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score8.37
Rank#53  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score9.72
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score0.82
Rank#194  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#95  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.h2database.comvaticle.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogleThomas MuellerGrakn Labs / Vaticle
Initial release2014201720052016
Current release1.4.200, October 20192.3, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaJava
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyesno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud FunctionsJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersyesyes, with Cloud Functionsyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflownoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageyesACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.yesyesno
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.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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AlaSQLGoogle Cloud FirestoreH2TypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsTypeDB is a database technology that serves as the knowledge base foundation to intelligent...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of TypeDB allows for modelling...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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