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DBMS > EDB Postgres vs. FatDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Lovefield

System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. FatDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Lovefield

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.A .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.Cloud 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.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Document storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.10
Rank#123  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score9.25
Rank#52  Overall
#10  Document stores
Score0.23
Rank#286  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoregoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoregithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperEnterpriseDBFatCloudGoogleGoogle
Initial release2005201220172014
Current release14, December 20212.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageCC#JavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Windowshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 functionality.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsno infoVia inetgration in SQL ServernoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C#Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes infovia applicationsyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno
Triggersyesyes infovia applicationsyes, with Cloud FunctionsUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesUsing Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.no
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EDB PostgresFatDBGoogle Cloud FirestoreLovefield
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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