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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. FileMaker

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMS
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Score0.13
Rank#333  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Score48.20
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.claris.com/­filemaker
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iowww.claris.com/­resources/­documentation
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Claris infoa subsidiary of Apple
Initial release20151983
Current release19.4.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
iOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML format
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infovia plugins
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuayes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory services

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