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DBMS > 4D vs. FileMaker vs. LokiJS

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. FileMaker vs. LokiJS

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.In-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.78
Rank#102  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score52.84
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#225  Overall
#35  Document stores
Websitewww.4d.comwww.claris.com/­filemakergithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationtechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
Developer4D, IncFileMaker infoa subsidiary of Apple
Initial release198419832014
Current releasev18 R5, January 202119.3.1, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes infovia pluginsno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JavaScript API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
PHPJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesView functions in JavaScript
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 14none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono infoatomic operations within a single collection possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.
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 servicesno

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