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Fauna Named to Database Trends and Applications 2019 DBTA 100
[June 12, 2019]

Fauna Named to Database Trends and Applications 2019 DBTA 100

Fauna, provider of the popular cloud-first OLTP database FaunaDB, announced today that it has been selected for inclusion in the 2019 DBTA 100 published by Database Trends and Applications. The annual DBTA 100 highlights the most important companies in data that are each addressing the evolving demands for hardware, software, and services.

Inclusion in this list is the latest in a series of milestones achieved by Fauna, including a recent independent database benchmark conducted by third party testing firm Jepsen that confirmed that FaunaDB offers the strongest possible consistency guarantees for distributed and cloud environments. Additionally, Fauna recently announced expansion of its query interface with new APIs such as GraphQL to further simplify development of cloud applications. Fauna Founder and CEO Evan Weaver was also recently selected for membership in the Forbes Tech Council, an honor reserved for experts in specific fields.

"FaunaDB is unique in that it is the only serverless cloud database that offers the ease of adoption developers expect without sacrificing transactional guarantees they need," said Evan Weaver, Founder and CEO of Fauna. "Inclusion in this prestigious list by a foremost authority on database trends is validation of the innovative work we re doing to support modern, scalable, real-time applications - a key aspect of the efforts developers are making to raise the bar on the application experience."

FaunaDB is a groundbreaking technology solution that combines the scale and flexibility of NoSQL with the safety and data integrity of legacy relational systems. Unlike other NoSQL systems, FaunaDB delivers ACID compliance and scales transactions across multiple shards and regions without compromising accuracy and integrity of data and transactions. FaunaDB is based on Calvin, a protocol for fast distributed transactions for partitioned database systems. Formulated by leading academic Daniel J. Abadi and a team of researchers at Yale University, Calvin uses a deterministic ordering guarantee to significantly reduce the normally prohibitive contention costs associated with distributed ACID transactions and overcome issues with eventual consistency found in other database systems.

FaunaDB's unique multi-model approach enables developers to model any type of data - relational, document, graph and temporal paradigms - in one database system, making FaunaDB one of the most versatile cloud database services on the market. Serverless and multi-cloud, FaunaDB Cloud allows developers to use a variety of query languages to manipulate all their data, delivering unmatched levels of productivity for serverless application development.

"We're excited to announce our seventh annual list, as the industry continues to grow and evolve," remarked Thomas Hogan, Group Publisher at Database Trends and Applications. "Today, more than ever, businesses are looking to increase their efficiency, agility and ability to innovate by managing and leveraging data in new and novel ways. This list seeks to highlight those companies that have been successful in establishing themselves as unique resources for data professionals and stakeholders."

The "DBTA 100" is compiled annually by the editorial staff at Database Trends and Applications. This year's selections can be viewed here: DBTA 100 2019.

About Fauna

FaunaDB is a cloud-first database that offers low-latency, global access to both relational and document data, without sacrificing strong data consistency. Scalable, secure, and developer-friendly, FaunaDB is designed to support modern application development in the Cloud. Developers looking to build rich applications look to FaunaDB as the de facto data platform for speed and ease. Founded in 2012 by the team that scaled Twitter (News - Alert), Fauna is based in San Francisco and Boston, and funded by Point72 Ventures, CRV, Data Collective, and Quest Venture Partners, with strategic investment from GV (formerly Google Ventures, a division of Alphabet), Capital One (News - Alert) Growth Ventures, and LINE Corporation. For more information visit or follow us at @fauna.

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