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System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. PostgreSQL vs. Valentina Server
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|Name||Fauna previously named FaunaDB Xexclude from comparison||PostgreSQL Xexclude from comparison||Valentina Server Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Fauna 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.||Widely used open source RDBMS Developed as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL||Object-relational database and reports server|
|Primary database model||Document store|
Time Series DBMS
|Relational DBMS with object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Developer||Fauna, Inc.||PostgreSQL Global Development Group www.postgresql.org/developer||Paradigma Software|
|Initial release||2014||1989 1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL||1999|
|Current release||15.1, November 2022||5.7.5|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source BSD||commercial|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||yes||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||hosted||FreeBSD|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||no||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||yes specific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.|
|SQL Support of SQL||no||yes standard with numerous extensions||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||RESTful HTTP API||ADO.NET|
native C library
streaming API for large objects
|Supported programming languages||C#|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||user defined functions||user defined functions realized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.||yes|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||horizontal partitioning consistent hashing||partitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Multi-source replication||Source-replica replication other methods possible by using 3rd party extensions|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||yes||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||no||yes|
|User concepts Access control||Identity management, authentication, and access control||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
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