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

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

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  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.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 ServerSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score1.40
Rank#145  Overall
#24  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#70  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#323  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score17.98
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score1.96
Rank#122  Overall
#2  Spatial DBMS
Websitefauna.comspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticswww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticswww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperFauna, Inc.SpotifyMicrosoftAlessandro Furieri
Initial release2014201420162008
Current release5.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageScalaJavaC++C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedserver-less
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
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 indexesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesyes
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 functionsnoTransact SQLno
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingSharding, horizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlyesno

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