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System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. Fauna vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hypertable

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityFauna 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.Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.An open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as Hadoop
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.92
Rank#129  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Score1.56
Rank#146  Overall
#25  Document stores
#11  Graph DBMS
#71  Relational DBMS
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score19.08
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Websitewww.datomic.comfauna.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comdocs.fauna.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperCognitectFauna, Inc.Google infoacquired by Google 2014Hypertable Inc.
Initial release2012201420122009
Current release1.0.6362, January 20220.9.8.11, March 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, ClojureScalaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedhostedLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesno
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 indexesyesyesyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scans
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsuser defined functionslimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersBy using transaction functionsnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peershorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor on file system level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes inforecommended only for testing and developmentno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoIdentity management, authentication, and access controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesno

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