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DBMS > Fauna vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. Valentina Server

System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. Valentina Server

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonValentina Server  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.A containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSObject-relational database and reports server
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.40
Rank#145  Overall
#24  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#70  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score1.84
Rank#127  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#62  Relational DBMS
Score954.02
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#276  Overall
#128  Relational DBMS
Websitefauna.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.valentina-db.net
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-servervalentina-db.com/­docs/­dokuwiki/­v5/­doku.php
DeveloperFauna, Inc.InterSystemsMicrosoftParadigma Software
Initial release2014201819891999
Current release2021.1, June 2021SQL Server 2019, November 20195.7.5
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageScalaC++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedepending on used data modelyesyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C#
C++
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Visual Basic
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayes
Triggersnoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.noyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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