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.