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DBMS > BigObject vs. FileMaker vs. searchxml vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. FileMaker vs. searchxml vs. Snowflake

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.DBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application serverCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.03
Rank#341  Overall
#152  Relational DBMS
Score53.12
Rank#23  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#357  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#23  Search engines
Score103.12
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.searchxml.net/­category/­productswww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iowww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handoutsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.FileMaker infoa subsidiary of Appleinformationpartners gmbhSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2015198320152014
Current release19.4.1, November 20211.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
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
Windowshosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 formatyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infovia pluginsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPHPC++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIsJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuayesyes infoon the application serveruser defined functions
Triggersnoyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yes infosychronisation to multiple collectionsyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonomultiple readers, single writerACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application servicesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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