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System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. eXtremeDB vs. FileMaker vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisoneXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.Natively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.27
Rank#114  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score0.65
Rank#213  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
#16  Time Series DBMS
Score55.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score5.66
Rank#69  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comwww.mcobject.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docswww.mcobject.com/­docs/­extremedb.htmwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperEnterpriseDBMcObjectFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2005200119831992
Current releaseV13, October 20208.2, November 202019.3.1, June 202117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.no infosupport of XML interfaces availableyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLyes infovia pluginsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
PHPC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yesyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesyes infoby defining eventsyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangehorizontal partitioning / shardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationActive Replication Fabricâ„¢ for IoT
Multi-source replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Source-replica replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
Source-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Source-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 integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
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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EDB PostgreseXtremeDBFileMakerSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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eXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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eXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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IoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Schneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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With hundreds of customers and over 30 million devices/applications using the product...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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For server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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