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DBMS > Fauna vs. TerminusDB vs. Weaviate

System Properties Comparison Fauna vs. TerminusDB vs. Weaviate

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NameFauna infopreviously named FaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  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.Scalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationshipsA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Graph DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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Score1.40
Rank#145  Overall
#24  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#70  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score0.24
Rank#281  Overall
#24  Graph DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#297  Overall
#15  Search engines
Websitefauna.comterminusdb.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­solutions/­weaviate
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#www.semi.technology/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperFauna, Inc.DataChemist Ltd.SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release201420182017
Current release10.0.3, September 20211.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaProlog, RustGo
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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
Secondary indexesyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (WOQL)GraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingGraph PartitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationJournaling Streamsyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory journalingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlRole-based access controlOpenID Connect Discovery
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