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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. FaunaDB

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Strongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicity
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score9.80
Rank#43  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.40
Rank#224  Overall
#31  Document stores
#18  Graph DBMS
#107  Relational DBMS
#12  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisefauna.com
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comfauna.com/­documentation
DeveloperDataStaxFauna, Inc.
Initial release20112014
Current release6.7, December 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaScala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"horizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingMasterless
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemTunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectIdentity management, authentication, and access control
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Datastax EnterpriseFaunaDB
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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A flexible document-relational query language High performance single-phase ACID...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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​Document-relational interface: combines flexibility in modeling with flexibility...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Distributed ledger Identity management Multi-tenant SaaS backend Social content feeds...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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