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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. Ingres vs. Snowflake vs. TerarkDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonIngres  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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.Well established RDBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score7.82
Rank#50  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score5.92
Rank#60  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#313  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.actian.com/­data-management/­ingres-sql-rdbmswww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.actian.com/­ingresdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperGoogleActian CorporationSnowflake Computing Inc.Terark
Initial release20171974 infooriginally developed at University Berkely in early 1970s20142016
Current release11.0, April 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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 infobut tools for importing/exporting data from/to XML-files availableyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
proprietary protocol (OpenAPI)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoIngres Star to access multiple databases simultaneouslyyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationIngres Replicatoryesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflownonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCCyesyes
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.nonoyes
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.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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