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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. Sphinx vs. Splice Machine

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  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.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesOpen-Source SQL RDBMS powered by Spark and Hadoop
Primary database modelDocument storeSearch engineRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score7.83
Rank#49  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score6.54
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Score0.70
Rank#191  Overall
#93  Relational DBMS
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoresphinxsearch.comsplicemachine.com
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoresphinxsearch.com/­docsdoc.splicemachine.com
DeveloperGoogleSphinx Technologies Inc.John Leach
Initial release201720012014
Current release3.2.1, January 20202.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoextended commercial Enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocolJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Java
JRuby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsnoyes infoJava
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationnoneMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflownono infouses HBase instead
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
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.noAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard
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Google Cloud FirestoreSphinxSplice Machine
Specific characteristicsSplice Machine is the open-source dual-engine RDBMS, powered by Hadoop and Spark....
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Competitive advantages
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Typical application scenariosMachine Learning, High Volume Financial Transaction processing, Internet of Things...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFree Open Source as well as Enterprise model available. See http://www.splicemachine.com/product/pricing...
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