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DBMS > AntDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. PostgreSQL

System Properties Comparison AntDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. PostgreSQL

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NameAntDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA scalable, multi-tenant, MPP-architectured RDBMS for OLTP and OLAP operations, highly compatible with OracleCloud 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.Widely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Apache Age
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS infowith pgvector extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.28
Rank#301  Overall
#137  Relational DBMS
Score8.96
Rank#48  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score645.05
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.asiainfo.com/­en_us/­product_aisware_antdb_detail.htmlfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.postgresql.org/­docs
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebook
DeveloperAsiaInfo Technologies LimitedGooglePostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release20171989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release16.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.noyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL2016 compliantnoyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
MySQL protocol compliant
ODBC
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersyesyes, with Cloud Functionsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AntDBGoogle Cloud FirestorePostgreSQL
Specific characteristicsAntDB was initiated in 2008. On the core system of operators, AntDB provides online...
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Competitive advantagesHTAP mixed load: AntDB is a universal, enterprise-level distributed relational database,...
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Typical application scenariosAs the core software of large enterprise, AntDB supports multi-scenario deployment....
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Key customersChina Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Aeon Life, China Mobile Tietong, CITIC...
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Market metricsMore than 1 billion subscribers in 24 provinces across China are served by AntDB...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCertificates and licenses CMMI5 Certificate licensed by CMMI Institute IT Product...
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