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DBMS > 4D vs. FileMaker vs. H2GIS

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. FileMaker vs. H2GIS

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonH2GIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Spatial extension of H2
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.89
Rank#107  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score52.27
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#335  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.h2gis.org
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­home
Developer4D, IncFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleCNRS
Initial release198419832013
Current releasev18 R5, January 202119.4.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoLGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.yesyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes infovia pluginsyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
PHPJava
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesyes infobased on H2
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yes infobased on H2
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupssimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesyes infobased on H2

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