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

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

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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 comparisonjBASE  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 serverA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middleware
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
Multivalue 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
Score1.74
Rank#130  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Score55.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score164.20
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score2.91
Rank#102  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#53  Relational DBMS
Score1.62
Rank#136  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.datomic.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.intersystems.com/­products/­cachewww.jbase.com
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.intersystems.comdocs.zumasys.com/­jbase
DeveloperCognitectFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleIBMInterSystemsZumasys
Initial release201219831983 infohost version19971991
Current release0.9.5951, July 201919.3.1, June 202112.1, October 20162018.1.4, May 20205.7
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialcommercial infofree version is availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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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
AIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesdepending on used data modelschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesoptional
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 indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infovia pluginsyesyesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASIC
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
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
PHPC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Java
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsyesyesyesyes
TriggersBy using transaction functionsyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionnoneSharding
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 replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyesyesyes
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 developmentyesyes
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 rolesAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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