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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. HBase vs. TypeDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  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.Wide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score9.25
Rank#52  Overall
#10  Document stores
Score42.07
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score0.71
Rank#209  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#100  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorehbase.apache.orgvaticle.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorehbase.apache.orgdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperGoogleApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetVaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release201720082016
Current release2.3.4, January 20212.11.0, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free, schema definition possibleyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes infoCoprocessors in Javano
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflowyesyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID
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.Access Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
Google Cloud FirestoreHBaseTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsApache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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Meet TypeDB (and TypeQL ) TypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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Entity-Relationship Model TypeDB allows you to model your domain using the well-known...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Life sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Key customersApple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Market metrics#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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