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DBMS > Fauna vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Rockset vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Rockset vs. STSdb

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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.Cloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.A scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search 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
Score10.27
Rank#47  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score0.56
Rank#234  Overall
#37  Document stores
Score0.02
Rank#347  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitefauna.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorerockset.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredocs.rockset.com
DeveloperFauna, Inc.GoogleRocksetSTS Soft SC
Initial release2014201720192011
Current release4.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScalaC++C#
Server operating systemshostedhostedhostedWindows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesdynamic typingyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.nonono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsnono
Triggersnoyes, with Cloud Functionsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingAutomatic shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replicationyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesnono
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.Access rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleno

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