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DBMS > Fauna vs. FoundationDB vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. FoundationDB vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. SwayDB

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
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.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Widely used in-process key-value storeAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.88
Rank#139  Overall
#24  Document stores
#10  Graph DBMS
#70  Relational DBMS
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score1.83
Rank#142  Overall
#26  Document stores
#26  Key-value stores
#71  Relational DBMS
Score3.05
Rank#106  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#376  Overall
#58  Key-value stores
Websitefauna.comwww.foundationdb.orgwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlswaydb.io
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.html
DeveloperFauna, Inc.FoundationDBOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleSimer Plaha
Initial release2014201319942018
Current release6.2.28, November 202018.1.40, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infocommercial license availableOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageScalaC++C, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)Scala
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono infosome layers support typingnono
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.noyes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML editionno
Secondary indexesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnosupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsin SQL-layer onlynono
Triggersnonoyes infoonly for the SQL APIno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlnonono

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