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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. Snowflake vs. TerarkDB vs. Transbase

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDBA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score6.70
Rank#57  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score26.46
Rank#29  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#321  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Score0.26
Rank#272  Overall
#124  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.snowflake.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdbwww.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wikiwww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperGoogleSnowflake Computing Inc.TerarkTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release2017201420161987
Current releaseTransbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial inforestricted open source version availablecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)schema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsuser defined functionsnoyes
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflownonono
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.noyesno
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 authenticationnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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