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

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  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 JavaScriptTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Document storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.11
Rank#127  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score10.27
Rank#47  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score0.26
Rank#282  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score0.87
Rank#193  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#92  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoregoogle.github.io/­lovefieldvaticle.com
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoregithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperEnterpriseDBFatCloudGoogleGoogleVaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release20052012201720142016
Current release14, December 20212.1.12, February 20172.11.0, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageCC#JavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Windowshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsno infoVia inetgration in SQL ServernoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternno
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
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C#Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaScriptAll JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
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 Functionsnono
Triggersyesyes infovia applicationsyes, with Cloud FunctionsUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeShardingShardingnoneSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationnoneMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesUsing Cloud Dataflownoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesno infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoyesACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infousing MemoryDBno
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.noyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
EDB PostgresFatDBGoogle Cloud FirestoreLovefieldTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Meet TypeDB (and TypeQL ) TypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Entity-Relationship Model TypeDB allows you to model your domain using the well-known...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Life sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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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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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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