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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. Microsoft Access vs. XTDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  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.Hawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.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.)A general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.92
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.03
Rank#332  Overall
#32  Time Series DBMS
Score128.95
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#49  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.hawkular.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogleCommunity supported by Red HatMicrosoftJuxt Ltd.
Initial release2017201419922019
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20191.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Clojure
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAll OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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 indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardlimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP RESTADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsyes infovia Hawkular Alertingyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infobased on Cassandranonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandranoneyes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflownonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
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.nono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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