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

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  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.GridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.92
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score1.55
Rank#138  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
#67  Relational DBMS
Score0.27
Rank#275  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Score4.22
Rank#82  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.gridgain.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.timescale.com
DeveloperGoogleGridGain Systems, Inc.GoogleTimescale
Initial release2017200720142017
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.12.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetJavaScriptC
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.noyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)nouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsyes (cache interceptors and events)Using read-only observersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes (replicated cache)noneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflowyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDBno
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.Security Hooks for custom implementationsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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