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FaunaDB System Properties

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NameFaunaDB
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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Score0.48
Rank#208  Overall
#30  Document stores
#17  Graph DBMS
#100  Relational DBMS
#11  Time Series DBMS
Websitefauna.com
Technical documentationfauna.com/­documentation
DeveloperFauna, Inc.
Initial release2014
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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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#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions
Triggersno
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
More information provided by the system vendor
FaunaDB
Specific characteristics
  1. Serverless cloud database for modern applications

  2. Native GraphQL API

  3. High performance single-phase ACID transactions

  4. Fast global access, built-in auth, and no cold starts

  5. Highly available, redundant, distributed architecture

  6. Industry’s most generous free data tier

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

  • Native GraphQL, no middleware to install and manage

  • 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
  • Modern Javascript Apps
  • Identity management
  • Multi-tenant SaaS backend
  • Social content feeds
  • Mobile/web data
  • Payments and loyalty systems
Key customers
  • Nextdoor
  • ShiftX

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Recent citations in the news

Cloud native, chaos-tolerant FaunaDB adds support for SQL, GraphQL, and CQL
9 April 2019, ZDNet

Has FaunaDB Cracked the Code for Global Transactionality?
12 December 2018, Datanami

FaunaDB now offers a “Managed Serverless” service combining Fauna’s serverless database with a managed solution
22 August 2019, Packt Hub

FaunaDB GraphQL API Now Generally Available
18 June 2019, ProgrammableWeb

FaunaDB brings its serverless database to Netlify to help developers create apps
10 September 2019, Packt Hub

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