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DBMS > Fauna vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Microsoft Access

System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Microsoft Access

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFauna 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.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.55
Rank#154  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#72  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score15.00
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score105.40
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitefauna.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperFauna, Inc.Google infoacquired by Google 2014Microsoft
Initial release201420121992
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageScalaC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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