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System Properties Comparison FaunaDB vs. Kdb+ vs. STSdb

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NameFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  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.High performance Time Series DBMSKey-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
Time Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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
Score7.76
Rank#52  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#284  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Websitefauna.comkx.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comcode.kx.com
DeveloperFauna, Inc.Kx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcSTS Soft SC
Initial release20142000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032011
Current release3.6, May 20184.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaqC#
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'no
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (q)no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyes infowith viewsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashinghorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlIdentity management, authentication, and access controlrights management via user accountsno
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FaunaDBKdb+STSdb
Specific characteristicsFlexible query model that combines GraphQL with custom business logic Effortlessly...
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Integrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesNative GraphQL support with automatic mutations for easy on-ramp Native GraphQL,...
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provides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariosJavascript apps Serverless backends for microservices Cloud-native apps B2B and B2C...
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tick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersShiftX
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Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricskdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsUsage-based pricing including a free tier
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