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System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. GeoMesa

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  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.GeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Spatial DBMS
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Score1.52
Rank#153  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#71  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score0.78
Rank#213  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Websitefauna.comwww.geomesa.org
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.html
DeveloperFauna, Inc.CCRi and others
Initial release20142014
Current release4.0.5, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageScalaScala
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingdepending on storage layer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationdepending on storage layer
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencydepending on storage layer
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nodepending on storage layer
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storage

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