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DBMS > ArangoDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Hive vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Hive vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonHive  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.Cloud 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.data warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database service
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Document storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.73
Rank#78  Overall
#12  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#9  Search engines
Score8.92
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score83.45
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score40.04
Rank#26  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Websitewww.arangodb.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorehive.apache.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-db
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stablefirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorecwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-db
Social network pagesFacebookLinkedInTwitterYouTubeInstagram
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.GoogleApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookMicrosoft
Initial release2012201720122014
Current release3.7.9, March 20213.1.2, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedAll OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyesyes infoJSON types
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C++
Java
PHP
Python
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceJavaScript
Triggersnoyes, with Cloud FunctionsnoJavaScript
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0ShardingShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factorMulti-source replicationselectable replication factoryes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptUsing Cloud Dataflowyes infoquery execution via MapReducewith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Immediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesnoMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partition
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess 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, groups and rolesAccess rights can be defined down to the item level
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ArangoDBGoogle Cloud FirestoreHiveMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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