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System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Snowflake vs. TerarkDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
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Score0.60
Rank#209  Overall
#31  Document stores
#102  Relational DBMS
Score7.82
Rank#50  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#313  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitealasql.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffGoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.Terark
Initial release2014201720142016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesno
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesno
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesno
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
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyes, with Cloud Functionsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageyesACIDno
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.yesnoyes
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.Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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