Region Groups

Region Groups address data locality concerns. Region Groups give control over where your data resides. Each database, including storage, and compute services exist in a separate geographic region. This makes it possible to comply with data locality legislation, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) while benefiting from the distributed service features built into Fauna.

The nodes in a Region Group are physically located relatively close together, which reduces the round-trip time to acknowledge consistent writes compared to global replication, improving performance for many workloads.

Region Group selection exists at the database level. When a database is in a Region Group, it is fully isolated from other Region Groups and is never replicated in other Region Groups.

A database and all its contents, including child databases, can exist only in a single Region Group.

Region Group locations

Currently, Fauna offers these Region Groups:

  • United States

  • Europe

  • Global

Pricing varies by region. See Pricing for more information.

To request a region,

Replica distribution

  • United States: three replicas in the United States

  • Europe: three replicas in Europe

  • Global: two replicas in the United States, one replica in Europe

Region Group endpoints

FQL queries

An intelligent routing layer is used to connect your client applications to the Region Group for your database based on the secret. No change to your client applications is needed to use Region Groups.

Environment Dashboard Connection domain


How to choose a Region Group

You can choose a Region Group when you create a database:

  1. Log in to the Fauna Dashboard and click the CREATE-DATABASE button.

  2. In Region Group, choose the Region Group you want from the menu options.

  3. After completing the remaining fields to configure your database, click the CREATE button.

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