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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. NSDb

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. NSDb

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudCloud 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.Scalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score69.14
Rank#17  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score8.21
Rank#51  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#335  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorensdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorensdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperAmazonGoogle
Initial release201220172017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationscommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageJava, Scala
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, string
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayes, with Cloud Functions
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)Using Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Lucene
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.

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