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

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  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 PlatformEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. MariaDB ColumnStore provides a column-oriented storage engine and MariaDB Xpand supports distributed SQL.Search-as-a-service for web and mobile app development
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.70
Rank#146  Overall
#25  Document stores
#11  Graph DBMS
#71  Relational DBMS
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score6.94
Rank#63  Overall
#11  Document stores
Score0.38
Rank#279  Overall
#129  Relational DBMS
Score109.31
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score7.39
Rank#61  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitefauna.comcloud.google.com/­datastoregoogle.github.io/­lovefieldmariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
azure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­search
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­librarydocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­search
DeveloperFauna, Inc.GoogleGoogleMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Microsoft
Initial release2014200820142009 infoFork of MySQL, which was first released in 19952015
Current release2.1.12, February 201710.9.3, September 2022V1
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnonoyes
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Implementation languageScalaJavaScriptC and C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes infoDynamic columns are supportedyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes, details hereyesyesyes
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.nononoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (GQL)SQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScriptAda
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C#
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsusing Google App Enginenoyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3no
TriggersnoCallbacks using the Google Apps EngineUsing read-only observersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingnoneseveral options for horizontal partitioning and ShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication using PaxosnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes 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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infousing MemoryDByes infowith MEMORY storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infousing Azure authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
Fauna infopreviously named FaunaDBGoogle Cloud DatastoreLovefieldMariaDBMicrosoft Azure Search
Specific characteristicsMariaDB is the most powerful open source relational database – modern SQL and JSON...
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Competitive advantagesMariaDB has many features unavailable in other open source relational databases....
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Typical application scenariosWeb, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersDeutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens Featured...
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Market metricsMariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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