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DBMS > Google Cloud Firestore vs. MarkLogic vs. ScyllaDB vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. MarkLogic vs. ScyllaDB vs. SwayDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  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.Operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL databaseCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
Key-value store
Wide column store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.92
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score9.19
Rank#51  Overall
#8  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Score3.91
Rank#85  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#6  Wide column stores
Score0.02
Rank#336  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.marklogic.comwww.scylladb.comswaydb.io
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.marklogic.comdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperGoogleMarkLogic Corp.ScyllaDBSimer Plaha
Initial release2017200120152018
Current release9.0, 2017Scylla Open Source 4.5, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availableOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++C++Scala
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoSchema can be enforcedschema-freeschema-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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infocluster global secondary indicesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL92SQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)no
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes infovia XQuery or JavaScriptyes, Luano
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflowyes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transactionno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsAtomic execution of operations
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.yes, with Range Indexesyes infoin-memory tablesyes
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.Role-based access control at the document and subdocument levelsAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno
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Google Cloud FirestoreMarkLogicScyllaDBSwayDB
Specific characteristicsThe MarkLogic Multi-Model Database provides the simplest way to integrate data from...
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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesThe main benefit of MarkLogic is simplicity. By making things simpler, MarkLogic...
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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosMarkLogic’s main use case is the Operational Data Hub . A Data Hub is useful for...
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AdTech ( AdGear , AppMonet , Dstillery , FullContact , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS...
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Key customersMarkLogic has proven results managing mission-critical data with over 1,000 global...
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Comcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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Market metricsMarkLogic is well known within the Fortune 1000, with a strong presence in financial...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMarkLogic provides a variety of licenses and cloud services: MarkLogic Data Hub Service...
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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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