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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. Snowflake vs. Spark SQL vs. TerarkDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  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.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingA 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
Score2.59
Rank#107  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score18.62
Rank#34  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#313  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.snowflake.comspark.apache.org/­sqlgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmlgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperGoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.Apache Software FoundationTerark
Initial release2017201420142016
Current release3.0.0, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yesschema-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 indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Python
R
Scala
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsuser defined functionsnono
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesyes, utilizing Spark Corenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDnono
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.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.Users with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationnono

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