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System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Stardog vs. VelocityDB

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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBCloud 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.Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform and graph DBMS with high availability, high performance reasoning, and virtualizationA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Graph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
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Score4.01
Rank#82  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score8.05
Rank#50  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score1.45
Rank#144  Overall
#10  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score0.11
Rank#299  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Websitecloudant.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.stardog.comvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.stardog.com/­docsvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014GoogleStardog-UnionVelocityDB Inc
Initial release2010201720102011
Current release7.3.0, May 20207.x
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/studentscommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangJavaC#
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Any that supports .NET
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.nonono infoImport/export of XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatialyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoYes, compatible with all major SQL variants through dedicated BI/SQL Serverno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
.Net
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Javano
Triggersyesyes, with Cloud Functionsyes infovia event handlersCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationMulti-source replication in HA-Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in HA-ClusterImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes inforelationships in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleyesACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyesyes
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 controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess 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 rolesBased on Windows Authentication
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CloudantGoogle Cloud FirestoreStardogVelocityDB
Specific characteristicsStardog is an Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform, uniquely combining graph storage...
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Competitive advantagesStardog provides a full featureset to aid in data integration for your complex data....
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Typical application scenariosStardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersBosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsStardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsA fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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