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DBMS > Apache IoTDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Kinetica vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison Apache IoTDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Kinetica vs. SpaceTime

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA lightweight IoT native database management system deployable on the device and syncing the collected data with the cloud and integrated with Hadoop and SparkCloud 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.Fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.42
Rank#251  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score8.92
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.74
Rank#202  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#5  Spatial DBMS
Websiteiotdb.apache.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.kinetica.comwww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.kinetica.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationGoogleKineticaMireo
Initial release2018201720122020
Current release7.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)hostedLinuxLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsJDBCAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsuser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyes, with Cloud Functionsyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsIntegration with Hadoop and SparkUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency with synchronizing with the cloudImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesnono
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.yesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno
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.Access rights for users and roles on table levelyes
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Apache IoTDBGoogle Cloud FirestoreKineticaSpaceTime
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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