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System Properties Comparison FatDB vs. FileMaker vs. IRONdb vs. Prometheus vs. RDF4J

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NameFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionA .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score55.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#334  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score6.27
Rank#62  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score0.68
Rank#211  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaseprometheus.iordf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.circonus.com/­irondbprometheus.io/­docsrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperFatCloudFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20121983201720152004
Current release19.3.1, June 2021V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC#C and C++GoJava
Server operating systemsWindowsiOS
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsNumeric data onlyyes
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 infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatnono infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLno infoVia inetgration in SQL Serveryes infovia pluginsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)nono
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC#PHP.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infovia applicationsyesyes, in Luanoyes
Triggersyes infovia applicationsyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14configurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes infoby Federationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonononoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationssimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesnonono

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