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DBMS > DuckDB vs. Fauna vs. GeoMesa

System Properties Comparison DuckDB vs. Fauna vs. GeoMesa

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NameDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSFauna 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.GeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.63
Rank#69  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score1.55
Rank#151  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#71  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score0.86
Rank#205  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Websiteduckdb.orgfauna.comwww.geomesa.org
Technical documentationduckdb.org/­docsdocs.fauna.comwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.html
DeveloperFauna, Inc.CCRi and others
Initial release201820142014
Current release1.0.0, June 20245.0.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicensecommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ScalaScala
Server operating systemsserver-lesshosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methodsArrow Database Connectivity (ADBC)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C# info3rd party driver
C++
Crystal info3rd party driver
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Lisp info3rd party driver
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Rust
Swift
Zig info3rd party driver
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingdepending on storage layer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replicationdepending on storage layer
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistencydepending on storage layer
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnodepending on storage layer
User concepts infoAccess controlnoIdentity management, authentication, and access controlyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storage

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