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DBMS > Google Cloud Firestore vs. H2 vs. Newts vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. H2 vs. Newts vs. SwayDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  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.Time Series DBMS based on CassandraAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.92
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score9.99
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#336  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.h2database.comopennms.github.io/­newtsswaydb.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wiki
DeveloperGoogleThomas MuellerOpenNMS GroupSimer Plaha
Initial release2017200520142018
Current release2.0.204, December 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScala
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Java API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaJavaJava
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud FunctionsJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsnono
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infobased on Cassandranone
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 databaseselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandranone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflownonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDnoAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
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-standardnono

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