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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. EXASOL vs. FileMaker vs. FoundationDB vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. EXASOL vs. FileMaker vs. FoundationDB vs. RDF4J

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.67
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#52  Relational DBMS
Score3.89
Rank#83  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score49.13
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score1.27
Rank#151  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#74  Relational DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#221  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.exasol.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.foundationdb.orgrdf4j.org
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.exasol.com/­resourceswww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationapple.github.io/­foundationdbrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software FoundationExasolFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleFoundationDBSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20122000198320132004
Current release1.18.0, September 202019, May 20206.2.28, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free infosome layers support schemasyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno infosome layers support typingyes
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.nonoyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML format
Secondary indexesnoyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesyes infovia pluginssupported in specific SQL layer onlyno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC++Java
Lua
Python
R
PHP.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyesin SQL-layer onlyyes
Triggersnoyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoHadoop integrationnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyLinearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesin SQL-layer only
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceyes
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesnono

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