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System Properties Comparison FaunaDB vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. STSdb

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NameFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFaunaDB 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.A horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.83
Rank#123  Overall
#21  Document stores
#9  Graph DBMS
#62  Relational DBMS
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score2.55
Rank#105  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#284  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Websitefauna.comcloud.google.com/­spannergithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docs
DeveloperFauna, Inc.GoogleSTS Soft SC
Initial release201420172011
Current release4.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageScalaC#
Server operating systemshostedhostedWindows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoStrict serializable isolationno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)no
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FaunaDBGoogle Cloud SpannerSTSdb
Specific characteristicsFlexible query model that combines GraphQL with custom business logic Effortlessly...
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Competitive advantagesNative GraphQL support with automatic mutations for easy on-ramp Native GraphQL,...
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Typical application scenariosJavascript apps Serverless backends for microservices Cloud-native apps B2B and B2C...
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Key customersShiftX
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Licensing and pricing modelsUsage-based pricing including a free tier
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