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DBMS > GeoMesa vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. LokiJS vs. Riak KV

System Properties Comparison GeoMesa vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. LokiJS vs. Riak KV

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NameGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.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.In-memory JavaScript DBMSDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSDocument storeDocument storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.78
Rank#199  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score9.32
Rank#52  Overall
#10  Document stores
Score0.57
Rank#228  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score6.63
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Websitewww.geomesa.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoregithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSriak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoretechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperCCRi and othersGoogleBasho Technologies
Initial release2014201720142009
Current release3.2.0, April 20212.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaJavaScriptErlang
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnono
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infovia viewsrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JavaScript APIHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaScriptC infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud FunctionsView functions in JavaScriptJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersnoyes, with Cloud Functionsyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesdepending on storage layerShardingnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layerMulti-source replicationnoneselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesUsing Cloud Dataflowyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerImmediate ConsistencynoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesno infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.depending on storage layeryes
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. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.nono

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