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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access vs. RDF4J

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRDF store
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Score0.76
Rank#211  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score51.57
Rank#23  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score140.03
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.82
Rank#196  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessrdf4j.org
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoftSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2016198319922004
Current release19.4.1, November 20211902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languagePythonC++Java
Server operating systemsLinuxiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infovia pluginsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
PHPC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
User concepts infoAccess controlyessimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no

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