Google Cloud Bigtable vs Cloud Firestore

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Google Cloud Bigtable vs Cloud Firestore: What are the differences?

Developers describe Google Cloud Bigtable as "The same database that powers Google Search, Gmail and Analytics". 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. On the other hand, Cloud Firestore is detailed as "NoSQL database built for global apps". 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.

Google Cloud Bigtable and Cloud Firestore can be categorized as "NoSQL Database as a Service" tools.

Some of the features offered by Google Cloud Bigtable are:

  • Unmatched Performance: Single-digit millisecond latency and over 2X the performance per dollar of unmanaged NoSQL alternatives.
  • Open Source Interface: Because Cloud Bigtable is accessed through the HBase API, it is natively integrated with much of the existing big data and Hadoop ecosystem and supports Google’s big data products. Additionally, data can be imported from or exported to existing HBase clusters through simple bulk ingestion tools using industry-standard formats.
  • Low Cost: By providing a fully managed service and exceptional efficiency, Cloud Bigtable’s total cost of ownership is less than half the cost of its direct competition.

On the other hand, Cloud Firestore provides the following key features:

  • Documents and collections with powerful querying
  • iOS, Android, and Web SDKs with offline data access
  • Real-time data synchronization

"High performance" is the top reason why over 4 developers like Google Cloud Bigtable, while over 2 developers mention "Easy to use" as the leading cause for choosing Cloud Firestore.

According to the StackShare community, Cloud Firestore has a broader approval, being mentioned in 60 company stacks & 118 developers stacks; compared to Google Cloud Bigtable, which is listed in 23 company stacks and 35 developer stacks.

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Pros of Google Cloud Bigtable
Pros of Cloud Firestore
  • 8
    Fully managed
  • 8
    High performance
  • 5
    High scalability
  • 13
    Easy to use
  • 13
    Cloud Storage
  • 10
    Easy setup
  • 10
    Realtime Database
  • 8
    Super fast
  • 6
    Authentication
  • 6
    Realtime listeners
  • 5
    Could Messaging
  • 4
    Google Analytics integration
  • 4
    Hosting
  • 3
    Crash Reporting
  • 3
    Performance Monitoring
  • 3
    Test Lab for Android
  • 3
    Sharing App via invites
  • 3
    Adwords, Admob integration
  • 2
    Dynamic Links (Deeplinking support)
  • 0
    Robust ALI

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Cons of Google Cloud Bigtable
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    • 6
      Doesn't support FullTextSearch natively

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    What is 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.

    What is 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.

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    What are some alternatives to Google Cloud Bigtable and Cloud Firestore?
    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.
    Microsoft Access
    It is an easy-to-use tool for creating business applications, from templates or from scratch. With its rich and intuitive design tools, it can help you create appealing and highly functional applications in a minimal amount of time.
    Google Cloud Spanner
    It is a globally distributed database service that gives developers a production-ready storage solution. It provides key features such as global transactions, strongly consistent reads, and automatic multi-site replication and failover.
    MongoDB
    MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
    Google Cloud Storage
    Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure.
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