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DBMS > Fauna vs. GeoMesa vs. Heroic vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. GeoMesa vs. Heroic vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  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.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL Server
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Spatial DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score1.63
Rank#139  Overall
#23  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#68  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score0.78
Rank#199  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#309  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score17.90
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Websitefauna.comwww.geomesa.orgspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analytics
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analytics
DeveloperFauna, Inc.CCRi and othersSpotifyMicrosoft
Initial release2014201420142016
Current release3.1.1, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonoyes
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Implementation languageScalaScalaJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnonoTransact SQL
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingdepending on storage layerShardingSharding, horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationdepending on storage layeryesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencydepending on storage layerEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraints
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.nodepending on storage layerno
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageyes

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