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System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. SurrealDB vs. TerminusDB

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSurrealDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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 fully ACID transactional, developer-friendly, multi-model DBMSScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Graph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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Score1.48
Rank#150  Overall
#26  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#68  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score1.04
Rank#180  Overall
#30  Document stores
#17  Graph DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#320  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Websitefauna.comsurrealdb.comterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comsurrealdb.com/­docsterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperFauna, Inc.SurrealDB LtdDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201420222018
Current releasev1.5.0, May 202411.0.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaRustProlog, Rust
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
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 indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIGraphQL
RESTful HTTP API
WebSocket
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Deno
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Rust
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
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 controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesRole-based access control

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