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System Properties Comparison DuckDB vs. Fauna vs. Geode
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|Name||DuckDB Xexclude from comparison||Fauna previously named FaunaDB Xexclude from comparison||Geode Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||An embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMS||Fauna 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.||Geode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processes|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS||Document store|
Time Series DBMS
|Developer||Fauna, Inc.||Originally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.|
|Current release||0.9, September 2023||1.1, February 2017|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source MIT License||commercial||Open Source Apache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfire|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||yes||no|
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|Server operating systems||server-less||hosted||All OS with a Java VM the JDK (8 or later) is also required|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||no||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||no||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes||no||SQL-like query language (OQL)|
|APIs and other access methods||CLI Client|
|RESTful HTTP API||Java Client API|
RESTful HTTP API
|Supported programming languages||C|
C# 3rd party driver
Crystal 3rd party driver
Go 3rd party driver
Lisp 3rd party driver
Ruby 3rd party driver
Zig 3rd party driver
All JVM based languages
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||no||user defined functions||user defined functions|
|Triggers||no||no||yes Cache Event Listeners|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none||horizontal partitioning consistent hashing||Sharding|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||none||Multi-source replication||Multi-source replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency||Eventual Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||ACID||yes, on a single node|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes||no||yes|
|User concepts Access control||no||Identity management, authentication, and access control||Access rights per client and object definable|
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|DuckDB||Fauna previously named FaunaDB||Geode|
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