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DBMS > Google Cloud Firestore vs. GridGain vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. GridGain vs. SpaceTime

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  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 IgniteSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score10.27
Rank#47  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score2.27
Rank#122  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#6  Spatial DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.gridgain.comwww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperGoogleGridGain Systems, Inc.Mireo
Initial release201720072020
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.1
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
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
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)no
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsyes (cache interceptors and events)no
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes (replicated cache)Real-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflowyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDno
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.yesno
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 implementationsyes

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