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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Grakn vs. Riak TS

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessCloud 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.Grakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Riak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument storeGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.32
Rank#243  Overall
#10  Wide column stores
Score6.34
Rank#50  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.47
Rank#213  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#102  Relational DBMS
Score0.28
Rank#250  Overall
#17  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoregrakn.airiak.com/­products/­riak-ts
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredev.grakn.ai/­docs
DeveloperAlibabaGoogleGrakn LabsBasho Technologies
Initial release2016201720162015
Current release1.7.1, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaErlang
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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 indexesnoyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud FunctionsnoJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersnoyes, with Cloud Functionsnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding infoby using CassandraSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMaster-master replicationMaster-master replication infoby using Cassandraselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflowyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeperyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infosubstituted by the relationship featureno infolinks between datasets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsyesACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.yes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressno
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Alibaba Cloud Table StoreGoogle Cloud FirestoreGraknRiak TS
Specific characteristicsGrakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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Competitive advantagesExpressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Typical application scenariosLife sciences : Grakn 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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