Firebase Realtime Database vs Google Cloud Datastore

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Google Cloud Datastore vs Firebase Realtime Database: What are the differences?

Developers describe Google Cloud Datastore as "A Fully Managed NoSQL Data Storage Service". Use a managed, NoSQL, schemaless database for storing non-relational data. Cloud Datastore automatically scales as you need it and supports transactions as well as robust, SQL-like queries. On the other hand, Firebase Realtime Database is detailed as "Store and sync data in real time". It is a cloud-hosted NoSQL database that lets you store and sync data between your users in realtime. Data is synced across all clients in realtime, and remains available when your app goes offline.

Google Cloud Datastore and Firebase Realtime Database can be categorized as "NoSQL Database as a Service" tools.

Some of the features offered by Google Cloud Datastore are:

  • Schemaless access, with SQL-like querying
  • Managed database
  • Autoscale with your users

On the other hand, Firebase Realtime Database provides the following key features:

  • Real time syncing for JSON data
  • Collaborate across devices with ease
  • Build serverless apps
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What is Firebase Realtime Database?

It is a cloud-hosted NoSQL database that lets you store and sync data between your users in realtime. Data is synced across all clients in realtime, and remains available when your app goes offline.

What is Google Cloud Datastore?

Use a managed, NoSQL, schemaless database for storing non-relational data. Cloud Datastore automatically scales as you need it and supports transactions as well as robust, SQL-like queries.
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          What are some alternatives to Firebase Realtime Database and Google Cloud Datastore?
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          Amazon DynamoDB
          With it , you can offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available distributed database cluster, while paying a low price for only what you use.
          Cloud Firestore
          Cloud Firestore is a NoSQL document database that lets you easily store, sync, and query data for your mobile and web apps - at global scale.
          Azure Cosmos DB
          Azure DocumentDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service built for fast and predictable performance, high availability, elastic scaling, global distribution, and ease of development.
          Google Cloud Bigtable
          Google Cloud Bigtable offers you a fast, fully managed, massively scalable NoSQL database service that's ideal for web, mobile, and Internet of Things applications requiring terabytes to petabytes of data. Unlike comparable market offerings, Cloud Bigtable doesn't require you to sacrifice speed, scale, or cost efficiency when your applications grow. Cloud Bigtable has been battle-tested at Google for more than 10 years—it's the database driving major applications such as Google Analytics and Gmail.
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          This is our primary database, though most of our actual data is stored in static storage. This database houses the metadata necessary for indexing and finding static data.

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          worked with a client that used datastore as their backend database. helped plan out their schema and architecture. loved the speed and simplicity.

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          We store our data in this store.

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