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System Properties Comparison Derby vs. DuckDB vs. FileMaker

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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.An embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score4.60
Rank#70  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score4.63
Rank#69  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score47.91
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbyduckdb.orgwww.claris.com/­filemaker
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlduckdb.org/­docswww.claris.com/­resources/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software FoundationClaris infoa subsidiary of Apple
Initial release199720181983
Current release10.17.1.0, November 20231.0.0, June 202419.4.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoMIT Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMserver-lessiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.yesnoyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML format
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infovia plugins
APIs and other access methodsJDBCArrow Database Connectivity (ADBC)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaC
C# info3rd party driver
C++
Crystal info3rd party driver
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Lisp info3rd party driver
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Rust
Swift
Zig info3rd party driver
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresnoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneSource-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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnosimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory services

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Derby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDBDuckDBFileMaker
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