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DBMS > Datomic vs. FileMaker vs. InterSystems Caché vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. FileMaker vs. InterSystems Caché vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  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 serverRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.83
Rank#101  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score47.58
Rank#23  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score3.54
Rank#88  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#44  Relational DBMS
Score6.79
Rank#54  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datomic.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachewww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.intersystems.comhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperCognitectFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleInterSystemsSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2012198319971992
Current release0.9.5951, July 201919, May 20202017.2, October 201717, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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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
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesdepending on used data modelyes
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 formatyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infovia pluginsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
PHPC#
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsyesyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersBy using transaction functionsyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnonenonenone
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 replicationSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate 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 developmentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesAccess rights for users, groups and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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