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DBMS > Derby vs. FileMaker vs. H2

System Properties Comparison Derby vs. FileMaker vs. H2

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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Full-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.12
Rank#73  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score54.22
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score9.92
Rank#48  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbywww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.h2database.com
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleThomas Mueller
Initial release199719832005
Current release10.15.2.0, March 202019.3.1, June 20211.4.200, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMiOS
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
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.yesyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infovia pluginsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaPHPJava
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored ProceduresyesJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functions
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14With clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a database
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 integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
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-standardsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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