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System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. LeanXcale vs. Snowflake

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NameFauna  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFauna (previously named FaunaDB) 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 highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilitiesCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.74
Rank#129  Overall
#21  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#62  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score0.32
Rank#266  Overall
#40  Key-value stores
#123  Relational DBMS
Score40.04
Rank#25  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Websitefauna.comwww.leanxcale.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperFauna, Inc.LeanXcaleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201420152014
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 languageScala
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infothrough Apache Derbyyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C
Java
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
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 persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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FaunaLeanXcaleSnowflake
Specific characteristicsServerless database delivered as an API Web-native security model with attribute...
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Full ACID and full SQL operational database with analytical queries over operational...
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Competitive advantages100% serverless , no connection pooling bottlenecks, or cold starts unlike legacy...
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Linear scalability upto 100s of nodes (tested with 100 nodes and TPC-C).
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Typical application scenariosJavascript apps Serverless backends for microservices Cloud-native apps B2B and B2C...
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Hybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing (HTAP) requiring an operational database...
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Key customersShiftX
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banking/finance/fintech, telco, insurance, traveltech, M2M/IoT, retail
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Market metrics15 beta testers
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Licensing and pricing modelsUsage-based pricing including a free tier
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annual fee covering license and support based on number of physical cores
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