Google Cloud Datastore vs Cloud Firestore

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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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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.

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 Datastore and Cloud Firestore?
        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.
        Redis
        Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.
        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.
        Elasticsearch
        Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of storing data and searching it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash are the Elastic Stack (sometimes called the ELK Stack).
        Cassandra
        Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.
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        How developers use Google Cloud Datastore and Cloud Firestore
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        CommentBox.io uses Google Cloud DatastoreGoogle Cloud Datastore

        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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        papaver uses Google Cloud DatastoreGoogle Cloud Datastore

        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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        Pruvit uses Cloud FirestoreCloud Firestore

        All main application data is stored here. Most data is loaded through queries, but some collections are also indexed with Algolia for searching.

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        Giftstarter uses Google Cloud DatastoreGoogle Cloud Datastore

        We store our data in this store.

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