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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Datomic vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Graph Engine

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.A distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engine
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSDocument storeGraph DBMS
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.39
Rank#258  Overall
#11  Wide column stores
Score1.70
Rank#138  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Score18.92
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.91
Rank#184  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#30  Key-value stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storewww.datomic.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.graphengine.io
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmdocs.datomic.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manual
DeveloperAlibabaCognitectGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Microsoft
Initial release2016201220122010
Current release1.0.6362, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infolimited edition freecommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageJava, Clojure.NET and C
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMhosted.NET
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
Clojure
Java
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoTransaction Functionslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes
TriggersnoBy using transaction functionsCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peershorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peers
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsACIDyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storage
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes inforecommended only for testing and developmentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensnoyes, based on authentication and database rules

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