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DBMS > Fauna vs. Kinetica vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. Kinetica vs. Snowflake

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  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.Fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.89
Rank#149  Overall
#25  Document stores
#10  Graph DBMS
#72  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#269  Overall
#123  Relational DBMS
Score115.65
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitefauna.comwww.kinetica.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperFauna, Inc.KineticaSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201420122014
Current release7.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScalaC, C++
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.noyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights for users and roles on table levelUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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Fauna infopreviously named FaunaDBKineticaSnowflake
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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