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DBMS > CrateDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. InfinityDB vs. IRONdb

System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. InfinityDB vs. IRONdb

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneCloud 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.A Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Document storeKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.97
Rank#179  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#12  Search engines
Score8.92
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.04
Rank#326  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Score0.03
Rank#334  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Websitecrate.iofirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoreboilerbay.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-database
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoreboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualdocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperCrateGoogleBoiler Bay Inc.Circonus LLC.
Initial release2013201720022017
Current release4.0V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMhostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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 indexesyesyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsnonoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesErlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
Java.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsnoyes, in Lua
Triggersnoyes, with Cloud Functionsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationnoneconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyyesACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsno
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.nono
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CrateDBGoogle Cloud FirestoreInfinityDBIRONdb
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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