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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. Graph Engine

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  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 distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engine
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMS
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score10.03
Rank#49  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score0.88
Rank#188  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#32  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.graphengine.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manual
DeveloperGoogleMicrosoft
Initial release20172010
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation language.NET and C
Server operating systemshosted.NET
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storage
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
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.

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