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System Properties Comparison FaunaDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database

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NameFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionStrongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicityCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.36
Rank#226  Overall
#29  Document stores
#18  Graph DBMS
#107  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score10.85
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Websitefauna.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationfauna.com/­documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperFauna, Inc.Google infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release20142012
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemsLinuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionslimited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changes
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 methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 rules
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FaunaDBFirebase Realtime Database
Specific characteristicsA flexible document-relational query language High performance single-phase ACID...
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Competitive advantages​Document-relational interface: combines flexibility in modeling with flexibility...
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Typical application scenariosDistributed ledger Identity management Multi-tenant SaaS backend Social content feeds...
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