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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. Fauna vs. GBase vs. TiDB

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. Fauna vs. GBase vs. TiDB

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFauna provides a web-native interface, with support for GraphQL and custom business logic that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the serverless ecosystem. The underlying globally distributed storage and compute platform is fast, consistent, and reliable, with a modern security infrastructure.An analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.TiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score0.64
Rank#219  Overall
#33  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score1.57
Rank#136  Overall
#22  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#67  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score1.04
Rank#174  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
Score2.69
Rank#104  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitealasql.orgfauna.comwww.gbase8a.compingcap.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.fauna.comdocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffFauna, Inc.PingCAP, Inc.
Initial release201420142016
Current releaseGBase 8a5.0.1, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScriptScalaGo, Rust
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)hostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashinghorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoIdentity management, authentication, and access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLFauna infopreviously named FaunaDBGBaseTiDB
Specific characteristicsTiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesIn the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosTiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersShopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metrics25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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