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System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. ScyllaDB vs. SurrealDB

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSurrealDB  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.Cassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeA fully ACID transactional, developer-friendly, multi-model DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Wide column storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.52
Rank#153  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#71  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score4.75
Rank#68  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.86
Rank#203  Overall
#34  Document stores
#18  Graph DBMS
Websitefauna.comwww.scylladb.comsurrealdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comdocs.scylladb.comsurrealdb.com/­docs
DeveloperFauna, Inc.ScyllaDBSurrealDB Ltd
Initial release201420152022
Current releaseScyllaDB Open Source 5.4.1, January 2024v1.5.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaC++Rust
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
GraphQL
RESTful HTTP API
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Deno
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes, Lua
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectyes, based on authentication and database rules
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Fauna infopreviously named FaunaDBScyllaDBSurrealDB
Specific characteristicsScyllaDB is engineered to deliver predictable performance at scale. It’s adopted...
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosScyllaDB is ideal for applications that require high throughput and low latency at...
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Key customersDiscord, Epic Games, Expedia, Zillow, Comcast, Disney+ Hotstar, Samsung, ShareChat,...
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Market metricsScyllaDB typically offers ~75% total cost of ownership savings, with ~5X higher throughput...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScyllaDB Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) ScyllaDB Enterprise - subscription-based...
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