Google Cloud Datastore vs Cloud Firestore: What are the differences?
What is Google Cloud Datastore? 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.
What is Cloud Firestore? 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 Datastore and Cloud Firestore 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, 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 scalability" is the top reason why over 4 developers like Google Cloud Datastore, 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 Datastore, which is listed in 63 company stacks and 74 developer stacks.
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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.
All main application data is stored here. Most data is loaded through queries, but some collections are also indexed with Algolia for searching.