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System Properties Comparison c-treeACE vs. Elasticsearch vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access vs. SAP HANA

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Namec-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh speed key-value store, desgined for high availability, mission critical applications with automatic recovery and immediately consistent transaction support.A distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)In-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.50
Rank#205  Overall
#34  Key-value stores
#98  Relational DBMS
Score149.17
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score54.16
Rank#19  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score125.14
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score54.27
Rank#18  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeacewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchwww.filemaker.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorywww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxhelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperFairCom CorporationElasticFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoftSAP
Initial release19792010198319922010
Current releaseV11.5, November 20177.3.0, August 201918, May 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.0 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono infoalso available as a cloud based service
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Implementation languageANSI C, C++JavaC++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
All OS with a Java VMiOS
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAppliance or cloud-service
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoANSI SQL queriesSQL-like query languageyes infovia pluginsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
PHPC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineSQLScript, R
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningShardingnonenoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsyesMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14noneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectornonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Eventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infowhen using SQLnoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesMemcached and Redis integrationyes
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.simple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003yes
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c-treeACEElasticsearchFileMakerMicrosoft AccessSAP HANA
Specific characteristicsSpeed, reliability and consistency are the reasons businesses choose FairCom’s c-treeACE...
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Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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Competitive advantagesTop Features High-speed transaction processing Immediately consistent, ACID-compliant,...
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Open source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Typical application scenariosc-treeACE speed, reliability, and flexibility are direct reasons this technology...
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Search, logging, security, metrics, maps and business analytics use cases.
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Key customersVISA, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, CommVault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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More than 400 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of c-treeACE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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The Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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