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System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. Lovefield

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  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.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score1.55
Rank#154  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#72  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score0.32
Rank#290  Overall
#132  Relational DBMS
Websitefauna.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperFauna, Inc.Google
Initial release20142014
Current release2.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageScalaJavaScript
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
TriggersnoUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlno

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