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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. FileMaker vs. Realm

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.A DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.19
Rank#356  Overall
#151  Relational DBMS
Score52.80
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score8.24
Rank#54  Overall
#10  Document stores
Websitebigobject.iowww.claris.com/­filemakerrealm.io
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iowww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.FileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release201519832014
Current release19.4.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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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
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
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.noyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infovia pluginsno
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPHP.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuayesno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersnoyesyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes
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.yesyes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesyes

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