Fauna on Nov. 23 made generally available new collaboration and security capabilities on its database platform.
The vendor, based in San Francisco, positions its database platform as a data API that provides developers with a transactional database for applications. Fauna is provided in SaaS cloud model and doesn’t require developers to provision any cloud database instances on their own.
In the new update, Fauna integrated enhanced team features to help organizations collaborate and share database information. Among the collaboration improvements is integration with third-party authentication providers.
Fauna is targeting the small and medium-sized business section of the database market, said Adam Ronthal, a research vice president at Gartner.
“They are focused on delivering capabilities of a globally distributed serverless DBMS at a price point and operational footprint that is accessible to organizations that do not necessarily have large budgets and deep IT organizations,” Ronthal said.
Ronthal added that the new capabilities that Fauna is now introducing, such as third-party authentication integration, will make Fauna more production ready and will be important as the vendor matures its product and customer base.
The Fauna Data API
The Fauna Data API at its core provides a document-oriented data model to enable an