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DBMS > Google Cloud Firestore vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. KairosDB

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. KairosDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud 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 horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.Distributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.33
Rank#57  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score1.85
Rank#112  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#197  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorecloud.google.com/­spannergithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdb
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorecloud.google.com/­spanner/­docskairosdb.github.io
DeveloperGoogleGoogle
Initial release201720172013
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011no
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
Graphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsnono
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationMaster-Master replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.selectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflowyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID infoStrict serializable isolationno
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)simple password-based access control

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