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DBMS > Google Cloud Firestore vs. GridDB vs. GridGain vs. Lovefield

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. GridDB vs. GridGain vs. Lovefield

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  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.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.92
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score1.36
Rank#147  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score1.55
Rank#138  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
#67  Relational DBMS
Score0.27
Rank#275  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoregriddb.netwww.gridgain.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.griddb.netwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperGoogleToshiba CorporationGridGain Systems, Inc.Google
Initial release2017201320072014
Current release4.6, February 2021GridGain 8.5.12.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++Java, C++, .NetJavaScript
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyesyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)ANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocolHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsnoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)no
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsyesyes (cache interceptors and events)Using read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationyes (replicated cache)none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud DataflowConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID at container levelACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infousing MemoryDB
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 can be defined per databaseSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsno
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Google Cloud FirestoreGridDBGridGainLovefield
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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