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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Firestore vs. VelocityDB vs. Weaviate

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NameGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  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.A .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)A cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.61
Rank#48  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.12
Rank#300  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.10
Rank#311  Overall
#16  Search engines
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorevelocitydb.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorevelocitydb.com/­UserGuidewww.semi.technology/­documentation/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperGoogleVelocityDB IncSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release201720112017
Current release7.x0.22.14, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC#Go
Server operating systemshostedAny that supports .NET
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
.NetGraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsnono
Triggersyes, with Cloud FunctionsCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
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.Based on Windows AuthenticationOpenID Connect Discovery
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Google’s Cloud Firestore NoSQL database hits general availability
31 January 2019, TechCrunch

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