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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Lovefield

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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  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.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score9.32
Rank#52  Overall
#10  Document stores
Score0.23
Rank#283  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoregoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoregithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogleGoogle
Initial release201420172014
Current release2.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno
Triggersyesyes, with Cloud FunctionsUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationnone
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 integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDB
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.no

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