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DBMS > Google Cloud Firestore vs. H2 vs. Microsoft Access

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. H2 vs. Microsoft Access

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  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.Full-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.37
Rank#53  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score9.72
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score116.38
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.h2database.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperGoogleThomas MuellerMicrosoft
Initial release201720051992
Current release1.4.200, October 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)commercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud FunctionsJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databasenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
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.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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