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DBMS > Citus vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. SiriDB vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Citus vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. SiriDB vs. Sphinx

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonSiriDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  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 Time Series DBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.48
Rank#141  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score8.10
Rank#54  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.04
Rank#332  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score7.64
Rank#55  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.citusdata.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoresiridb.netsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.siridb.netsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogleTransceptor TechnologySphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2010201720172001
Current release8.1, December 20183.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availablecommercialOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCCC++
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoNumeric datano
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 functionalitynono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsnonoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
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
HTTP APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C
C++
Go
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
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 Functionsnono
Triggersyesyes, with Cloud Functionsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMulti-source replicationyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
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.simple rights management via user accountsno

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