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System Properties Comparison FaunaDB vs. STSdb vs. TerminusDB

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NameFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Key-value storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF 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
Score0.18
Rank#284  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Score0.15
Rank#292  Overall
#26  Graph DBMS
Websitefauna.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4terminusdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.fauna.comterminusdb.com/­docs
DeveloperFauna, Inc.STS Soft SCDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201420112018
Current release4.0.8, September 20154.0, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageScalaC#Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemshostedWindowsLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes
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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API.NET Client APIOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C#
Java
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingnoneGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnoneJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
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 controlnoRole-based access control
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FaunaDBSTSdbTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
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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