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System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. FileMaker vs. InterSystems Caché

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  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.A multi-model DBMS and application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.13
Rank#100  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score47.39
Rank#23  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score3.71
Rank#90  Overall
#17  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#45  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datomic.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.intersystems.com/­products/­cache
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.intersystems.com
DeveloperCognitectFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleInterSystems
Initial release201219831997
Current release0.9.5951, July 201919, May 20202017.2, October 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, Clojure
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMiOS
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesdepending on used data model
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 formatyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infovia pluginsyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
PHPC#
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsyesyes
TriggersBy using transaction functionsyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnonenone
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 14Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
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 persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyes
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 servicesAccess rights for users, groups and roles

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