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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. NCache vs. Neo4j

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  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.NCache is a 100% .NET / .NET Core Open Source in-memory distributed cache.Open source graph database
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.70
Rank#57  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.92
Rank#178  Overall
#30  Key-value stores
Score51.04
Rank#20  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.alachisoft.com/­ncacheneo4j.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docsneo4j.com/­docs
DeveloperGoogleAlachisoftNeo4j, Inc.
Initial release201720052007
Current release5.1, November 20204.2.4 , March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC#, .NET, .NET CoreJava, Scala
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes
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 indexesyesyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Lucene
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.no
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functions
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsyes infoNotificationsyes infovia event handler
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes, with selectable consistency levelCausal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflowyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Causal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
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.Authentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)Users, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
More information provided by the system vendor
Google Cloud FirestoreNCacheNeo4j
Specific characteristicsNCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesNCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosNCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersBank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsMarket Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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GPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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