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NameFauna  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  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 relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.67
Rank#135  Overall
#22  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#66  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score1.95
Rank#120  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Websitefauna.comwww.monetdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comwww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperFauna, Inc.MonetDB BV
Initial release20142004
Current releaseOct2020-SP2, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageScalaC
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes, in SQL, C, R
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingSharding via remote tables
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental status
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
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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FaunaMonetDB
Specific characteristicsServerless database delivered as an API Web-native security model with attribute...
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantages100% serverless , no connection pooling bottlenecks, or cold starts unlike legacy...
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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosJavascript apps Serverless backends for microservices Cloud-native apps B2B and B2C...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersShiftX
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Licensing and pricing modelsUsage-based pricing including a free tier
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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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