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System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. InterSystems Caché vs. RocksDB

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityCloud 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 multi-model DBMS and application serverEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.83
Rank#101  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score8.05
Rank#50  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score3.54
Rank#88  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#44  Relational DBMS
Score3.65
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Websitewww.datomic.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.intersystems.com/­products/­cacherocksdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.intersystems.comgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperCognitectGoogleInterSystemsFacebook, Inc.
Initial release2012201719972013
Current release0.9.5951, July 20192017.2, October 20176.11.4, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freedepending on used data modelschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C#
C++
Java
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyesno
TriggersBy using transaction functionsyes, with Cloud Functionsyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes inforecommended only for testing and developmentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess 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 rolesno

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