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FaunaDB System Properties

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DescriptionStrongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicity
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Rank#240  Overall
#30  Document stores
#19  Graph DBMS
#113  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Technical documentationfauna.com/­documentation
DeveloperFauna, Inc.
Initial release2014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemsLinux
Data schemeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno
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.no
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMasterless
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
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 control
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Specific characteristics
  1. A flexible document-relational query language

  2. High performance single-phase ACID transactions

  3. Security by design for both data and administration

  4. Highly available, redundant, distributed architecture

  5. Unmatched operational simplicity

Competitive advantages
  • ​Document-relational interface: combines flexibility in modeling with flexibility in querying

  • Distributed ACID transactions: single-phase algorithm maximizes throughput and minimizes latency

  • High security: row-level identity, authentication, and access control protects against application error and transport encryption protects against adversaries

  • Horizontal scalability: scale from a single machine to multiple datacenters on commodity and cloud infrastructure with no downtime

  • High availability: redundant, self-healing clustering reacts to machine, datacenter, and network failures in milliseconds with no loss of liveness or durability

  • Temporality: manage data retention and run queries on historical data at any point-in-time or as change feeds

  • Multi-tenancy: operate a shared services environment safely with dynamic quality-of-service management and chargeback consumption to LoBs

  • Operational simplicity: self-driving cluster management does what you mean every time

Typical application scenarios
  • Distributed ledger
  • Identity management
  • Multi-tenant SaaS backend
  • Social content feeds
  • Mobile/web data
  • Payments and loyalty systems

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Recent citations in the news

Fauna's "State of the Enterprise Database 2018" Report Reveals that Cloud Adoption and Security Concerns are Key ... - SYS
15 November 2018, CON Media (press release)

Nextdoor Chooses FaunaDB Serverless Cloud to Support Global Growth
20 September 2018, PR Newswire (press release)

Nextdoor Safeguards Its Community With FaunaDB
27 September 2018, InfoToday.com

NoSQL Startup FaunaDB Has Twitter Roots
22 March 2018, Datanami

Fauna Inc. Grows Its Financial Services Reach with Strategic Investment from Capital One Growth Ventures
21 March 2018, Business Wire (press release)

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