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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. IBM Cloudant vs. JaguarDB vs. NSDb

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  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.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBPerformant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score9.32
Rank#52  Overall
#10  Document stores
Score3.47
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.datajaguar.comnsdb.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorecloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantwww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpnsdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperGoogleIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014DataJaguar, Inc.
Initial release2017201020152017
Current release2.9.4 September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languagesJava, Scala
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinuxLinux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, string
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 indexesyesyesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud FunctionsView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptnono
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflowyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno infoatomic operations within a document possiblenono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesUsing Apache Lucene
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
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 can be defined per databaserights management via user accounts

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