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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Fauna vs. Rockset

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  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.A scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score132.83
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score1.55
Rank#151  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#71  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score0.82
Rank#212  Overall
#36  Document stores
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchfauna.comrockset.com
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.fauna.comdocs.rockset.com
DeveloperElasticFauna, Inc.Rockset
Initial release201020142019
Current release8.6, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoElastic Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScalaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMhostedhosted
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnodynamic typing
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 infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
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 hashingAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornono
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 ConsistencyEventual Consistency
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 integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console

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