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