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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. InfluxDB vs. Lovefield

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  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.DBMS for storing time series, events and metricsEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score7.42
Rank#57  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score28.64
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#235  Overall
#112  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperGoogleGoogle
Initial release201720132014
Current release2.0.2, November 20202.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageGoJavaScript
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyes
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 SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsnono
Triggersyes, with Cloud FunctionsnoUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyes infousing MemoryDB
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.simple rights management via user accountsno
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Google Cloud FirestoreInfluxDBLovefield
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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