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DBMS > Citus vs. EXASOL vs. FileMaker vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison Citus vs. EXASOL vs. FileMaker vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score1.48
Rank#141  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score4.02
Rank#84  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score52.32
Rank#20  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#217  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.citusdata.comwww.exasol.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaserdf4j.org
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comwww.exasol.com/­resourceswww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.circonus.com/­irondbrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperExasolFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20102000198320172004
Current release8.1, December 201819.3.1, June 2021V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availablecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageCC and C++Java
Server operating systemsLinuxiOS
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalitynoyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyesyes infovia pluginsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Java
Lua
Python
R
PHP.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.user defined functionsyesyes, in Luayes
Triggersyesyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14configurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnonoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes 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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess 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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