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DBMS > 4D vs. Apache Drill vs. FileMaker

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Apache Drill vs. FileMaker

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.95
Rank#112  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score2.77
Rank#116  Overall
#23  Document stores
#56  Relational DBMS
Score50.48
Rank#21  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comdrill.apache.orgwww.claris.com/­filemaker
Technical documentationdeveloper.4d.comdrill.apache.org/­docswww.claris.com/­resources/­documentation
Developer4D, IncApache Software FoundationClaris infoa subsidiary of Apple
Initial release198420121983
Current releasev20, April 20231.20.3, January 202319.4.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
iOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesnoyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML format
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92SQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyes infovia plugins
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C++PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
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 persistentyesDepending on the underlying data sourceyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noDepending on the underlying data source
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsDepending on the underlying data sourcesimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory services

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