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DBMS > Fauna vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. IRONdb vs. Lovefield vs. Microsoft Azure Search

System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. IRONdb vs. Lovefield vs. Microsoft Azure Search

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  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.Automatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app development
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.56
Rank#146  Overall
#25  Document stores
#11  Graph DBMS
#71  Relational DBMS
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score6.61
Rank#66  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score0.26
Rank#282  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score7.62
Rank#58  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitefauna.comcloud.google.com/­datastorewww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasegoogle.github.io/­lovefieldazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­search
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsdocs.circonus.com/­irondbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­search
DeveloperFauna, Inc.GoogleCirconus LLC.GoogleMicrosoft
Initial release20142008201720142015
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 20182.1.12, February 2017V1
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScalaC and C++JavaScript
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safarihosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes, details hereyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyes
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (GQL)SQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP APIRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScript.Net
C#
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsusing Google App Engineyes, in Luanono
TriggersnoCallbacks using the Google Apps EnginenoUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication using Paxosconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.Immediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nononoyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)nonoyes infousing Azure authentication

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