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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. Titan

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
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.Titan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMS
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Trend Chart
Score10.87
Rank#47  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoregithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoregithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
DeveloperGoogleAurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release20172012
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache license, version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes
Triggersyes, with Cloud Functionsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflowyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graph
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
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.User authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server

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