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

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

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Search  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  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 JavaScriptSearch-as-a-service for web and mobile app developmentIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMSSearch engineTime Series DBMS
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
Score0.26
Rank#282  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score7.62
Rank#58  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score2.51
Rank#117  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websitefauna.comcloud.google.com/­datastoregoogle.github.io/­lovefieldazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­searchoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docsgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­searchoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperFauna, Inc.GoogleGoogleMicrosoftTobias Oetiker
Initial release20142008201420151999
Current release2.1.12, February 2017V11.8.0, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScalaJavaScriptC infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemshostedhostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafarihostedHP-UX
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes, details hereyesyesNumeric data only
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 infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (GQL)SQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP APIin-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript.Net
C#
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsusing Google App Enginenonono
TriggersnoCallbacks using the Google Apps EngineUsing read-only observersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication using Paxosnoneyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
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 Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infousing MemoryDBnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)noyes infousing Azure authenticationno

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