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DBMS > FatDB vs. FileMaker vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J

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

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NameFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  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 simplicityRDF4J 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 DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score52.27
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#204  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaserdf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.circonus.com/­irondbrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperFatCloudFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2012198320172004
Current release19.4.1, November 2021V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC#C and C++Java
Server operating systemsWindowsiOS
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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 formatno
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLno infoVia inetgration in SQL Serveryes infovia pluginsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP 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
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infovia applicationsyesyes, in Luayes
Triggersyes infovia applicationsyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14configurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes 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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationssimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesnono

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