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DBMS > Fauna vs. jBASE vs. Lovefield vs. MySQL vs. PostGIS

System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. jBASE vs. Lovefield vs. MySQL vs. PostGIS

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  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 robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptWidely used open source RDBMSSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Multivalue DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APISpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.38
Rank#151  Overall
#27  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#73  Relational DBMS
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score1.55
Rank#143  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#281  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score1202.85
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score31.27
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitefauna.comwww.jbase.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.mysql.compostgis.net
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comdocs.zumasys.com/­jbasegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddev.mysql.com/­docpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperFauna, Inc.ZumasysGoogleOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release20141991201419952005
Current release5.72.1.12, February 20178.0.30, July 20223.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageScalaJavaScriptC and C++C
Server operating systemshostedAIX
Linux
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenooptionalyesyesyes
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.noyesnoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
JavaScriptAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesnoyes infoproprietary syntaxuser defined functions
TriggersnoyesUsing read-only observersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingnonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infousing MemoryDByesno
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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