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DBMS > GeoMesa vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Hazelcast

System Properties Comparison GeoMesa vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Hazelcast

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NameGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.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 widely adopted in-memory data grid
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSWide column storeDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.80
Rank#192  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score3.63
Rank#89  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score8.92
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score9.52
Rank#50  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Websitewww.geomesa.orgcloud.google.com/­bigtablefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorehazelcast.com
Technical documentationwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorehazelcast.org/­imdg/­docs
DeveloperCCRi and othersGoogleGoogleHazelcast
Initial release2014201520172008
Current release3.1.1, January 20215.0, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScalaJava
Server operating systemshostedhostedAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.nononoyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategy
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Services
Triggersnonoyes, with Cloud Functionsyes infoEvents
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesdepending on storage layerShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layerInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesMulti-source replicationyes infoReplicated Map
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesUsing Cloud Dataflowyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus Algorithm
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic single-row operationsyesone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commited
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.depending on storage layernoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.Role-based access control

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