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System Properties Comparison FaunaDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. SQLite

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NameFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  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.Widely used in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.61
Rank#191  Overall
#29  Document stores
#14  Graph DBMS
#93  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score11.60
Rank#40  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score121.03
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitefauna.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationfauna.com/­documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperFauna, Inc.Google infoacquired by Google 2014Dwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release201420122000
Current release3.30.1, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageScalaC
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedserver-less
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionslimited functionality with using 'rules'no
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMasterlessnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infovia file-system locks
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesno
More information provided by the system vendor
FaunaDBFirebase Realtime DatabaseSQLite
Specific characteristicsServerless cloud database for modern applications Native GraphQL API High performance...
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Competitive advantagesDocument-relational interface: combines flexibility in modeling with flexibility...
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Typical application scenariosModern Javascript Apps Identity management Multi-tenant SaaS backend Social content...
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Key customersNextdoor ShiftX
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