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System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Spark SQL

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  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.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.77
Rank#157  Overall
#26  Document stores
#13  Graph DBMS
#74  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score4.16
Rank#93  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score20.15
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Websitefauna.comwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperFauna, Inc.IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Apache Software Foundation
Initial release201420102014
Current release3.3.0 ( 2.13), June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScalaErlangScala
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes
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
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoatomic operations within a document possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno

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