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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  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.A key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
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Score5.17
Rank#78  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Score52.27
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbywww.claris.com/­filemakergithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperApache Software FoundationFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleTerark
Initial release199719832016
Current release10.15.2.0, March 202019.4.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMiOS
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infovia pluginsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBCFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJavaPHPC++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresyesno
Triggersyesyesno
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 14none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 servicesno

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