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DBMS > Google Cloud Firestore vs. SAP IQ vs. Spark SQL vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. SAP IQ vs. Spark SQL vs. Transbase

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  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.Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.37
Rank#53  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score4.71
Rank#73  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score22.94
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#285  Overall
#132  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlspark.apache.org/­sqlwww.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorehelp.sap.com/­iqspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmlwww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperGoogleSAP, formerly SybaseApache Software FoundationTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release2017199420141987
Current release16.1 SPS04, April 20193.1.1, March 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageScalaC and C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Python
R
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyesnoyes
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexeryes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSAP/Sybase Replication ServernoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud DataflowHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDnoyes
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.nonono
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-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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