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DBMS > DataFS vs. FileMaker vs. SurrealDB

System Properties Comparison DataFS vs. FileMaker vs. SurrealDB

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NameDataFS  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonSurrealDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAll data is stored inside objects which are linked by so-called link attributes. Objects consist of classes which can be extended and de-extended at runtime. Graphs can be defined with a struct.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.A fully ACID transactional, developer-friendly, multi-model DBMS
Primary database modelObject oriented DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
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Score0.09
Rank#360  Overall
#18  Object oriented DBMS
Score47.91
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score1.02
Rank#190  Overall
#33  Document stores
#18  Graph DBMS
Websitenewdatabase.comwww.claris.com/­filemakersurrealdb.com
Technical documentationdev.mobiland.com/­Overview.xspwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationsurrealdb.com/­docs
DeveloperMobiland AGClaris infoa subsidiary of AppleSurrealDB Ltd
Initial release201819832022
Current release1.1.263, October 202219.4.1, November 2021v1.5.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageRust
Server operating systemsWindowsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeClasses, Structs, and Lists are written in proprietary DataTypeDefinitionLanguage (.dtdl) and Objects consisting of those are written in proprietary DataAccessDefinitionLanguage (.dadl)yesschema-free
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 format
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infovia pluginsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
Proprietary client DLL
WinRT client
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
GraphQL
RESTful HTTP API
WebSocket
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
VB.Net
PHPDeno
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes
Triggersno, except callback-events from server when changes happenedyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesProprietary Sharding systemnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlWindows-Profilesimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesyes, based on authentication and database rules

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