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DBMS > FatDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison FatDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Weaviate

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NameFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionA .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.A cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Document storeSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score11.51
Rank#45  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score0.41
Rank#295  Overall
#21  Search engines
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoregithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoreweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperFatCloudGoogleWeaviate B.V.
Initial release201220172019
Current release1.17, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageC#Go
Server operating systemsWindowshosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLno infoVia inetgration in SQL ServernoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infovia applicationsyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno
Triggersyes infovia applicationsyes, with Cloud Functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesUsing Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlno 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.OpenID Connect Discovery
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FatDBGoogle Cloud FirestoreWeaviate
Typical application scenariosAs a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersA ll companies that have data. ​
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Licensing and pricing modelsWeaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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