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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. Hive vs. IRONdb vs. Kinetica

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonHive  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  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.data warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasets
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.21
Rank#55  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score83.53
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#305  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score0.59
Rank#198  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorehive.apache.orgwww.irondb.iowww.kinetica.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorecwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homewww.irondb.io/­docswww.kinetica.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogleApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookCirconus LLC.Kinetica
Initial release2017201220172012
Current release3.1.2, August 2019V0.10.20, January 20186.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C, C++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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 indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C++
Java
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes, in Luauser defined functions
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsnonoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified range
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationselectable replication factorconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflowyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.noyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAM
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 rights for users, groups and rolesnoAccess rights for users and roles on table level
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Google Cloud FirestoreHiveIRONdbKinetica
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantagesUnmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosReal Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsIRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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