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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. Google Search Appliance vs. RRDtool

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  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.The Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Industry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Primary database modelDocument storeSearch engineTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.80
Rank#56  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score2.77
Rank#94  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score2.90
Rank#91  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoreenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmloss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoresupport.google.com/­gsaoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperGoogleGoogleTobias Oetiker
Initial release201720021999
Current release1.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemshostedHP-UX
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data only
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 infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
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.noyes
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.User authentication via various security protocolsno

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