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DBMS > Datomic vs. FileMaker vs. IBM Db2 vs. InterSystems Caché

System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. FileMaker vs. IBM Db2 vs. InterSystems Caché

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Common in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA multi-model DBMS and application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.70
Rank#138  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Score52.27
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score160.32
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score3.01
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datomic.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.intersystems.com/­products/­cache
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.intersystems.com
DeveloperCognitectFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleIBMInterSystems
Initial release201219831983 infohost version1997
Current release1.0.6362, January 202219.4.1, November 202112.1, October 20162018.1.4, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialcommercial infofree version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, ClojureC and C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMiOS
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesdepending on used data model
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 formatyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infovia pluginsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
PHPC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsyesyesyes
TriggersBy using transaction functionsyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes inforecommended only for testing and developmentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles

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