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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Fauna vs. GeoMesa

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricFauna 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 modelSearch engineDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score138.60
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score1.89
Rank#149  Overall
#25  Document stores
#10  Graph DBMS
#72  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score0.94
Rank#225  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchfauna.comwww.geomesa.org
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.fauna.comwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.html
DeveloperElasticFauna, Inc.CCRi and others
Initial release201020142014
Current release7.8.0, June 20203.5.0, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoElastic 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 languageJavaScalaScala
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-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 indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenono
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingdepending on storage layer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replicationdepending on storage layer
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistencydepending on storage layer
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.Memcached and Redis integrationnodepending on storage layer
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storage

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