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DBMS > Google Cloud Firestore vs. InfinityDB vs. Microsoft Access

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. InfinityDB vs. Microsoft Access

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  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.A Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceMicrosoft 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.)
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.37
Rank#53  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.03
Rank#338  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Score116.38
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoreboilerbay.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoreboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperGoogleBoiler Bay Inc.Microsoft
Initial release201720021992
Current release4.01902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZED
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
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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