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DBMS > Fauna vs. PouchDB vs. Prometheus vs. QuestDB

System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. PouchDB vs. Prometheus vs. QuestDB

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  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.JavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.36
Rank#148  Overall
#25  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#70  Relational DBMS
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score2.98
Rank#99  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score6.27
Rank#62  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score1.14
Rank#163  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Websitefauna.compouchdb.comprometheus.ioquestdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.compouchdb.com/­guidesprometheus.io/­docsquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperFauna, Inc.Apache Software FoundationQuestDB Limited
Initial release2014201220152014
Current release7.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScalaJavaScriptGoJava
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoNumeric data onlyyes
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.nonono infoImport of XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia viewsnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
JavaScript.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsView functions in JavaScriptnono
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungeShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
yes infoby FederationConfigurable consistency for N replicas
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnoyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlnono
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Fauna infopreviously named FaunaDBPouchDBPrometheusQuestDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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