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System Properties Comparison Citus vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. NCache vs. Stardog

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLCloud 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.Open source in-memory key-value storeEnterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoning
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-value storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.00
Rank#152  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score5.66
Rank#57  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.94
Rank#157  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score0.81
Rank#165  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Websitewww.citusdata.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.stardog.com
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docswww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogleAlachisoftStardog-Union
Initial release2010201720042010
Current release8.1, December 20185.0, May 20196.2.3, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/students
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageCC#, C++, .NETJava
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedWindowsLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalitynonono infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsnoSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cacheSPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
LINQ
Proprietary protocol
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
Triggersyesyes, with Cloud Functionsyes infoNotificationsyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMaster-master replicationyes, with selectable consistency levelMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflowyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesoptimistic lockingACID
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.authentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)Access rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
CitusGoogle Cloud FirestoreNCacheStardog
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years....
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Stardog is a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph database....
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Competitive advantagesNcache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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Stardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Bosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 13 years.
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Stardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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