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DBMS > Google Cloud Firestore vs. PouchDB vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. PouchDB vs. RDF4J

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  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.JavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeRDF store
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Trend Chart
Score8.37
Rank#53  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score2.86
Rank#100  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score0.66
Rank#214  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorepouchdb.comrdf4j.org
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorepouchdb.com/­guidesrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperGoogleApache Software FoundationSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release201720122004
Current release7.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaScriptJava
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud FunctionsView functions in JavaScriptyes
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflowyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
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.nono

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