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DBMS > c-treeACE vs. FileMaker vs. Firebase Realtime Database

System Properties Comparison c-treeACE vs. FileMaker vs. Firebase Realtime Database

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Namec-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh speed key-value store, desgined for high availability, mission critical applications with automatic recovery and immediately consistent transaction support.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.52
Rank#207  Overall
#35  Key-value stores
#98  Relational DBMS
Score55.73
Rank#18  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score11.60
Rank#40  Overall
#7  Document stores
Websitewww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeacewww.filemaker.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorywww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperFairCom CorporationFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release197919832012
Current releaseV11.5, November 201718, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageANSI C, C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
iOS
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyesyes
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.noyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoANSI SQL queriesyes infovia pluginsno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
PHPJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yeslimited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersyesyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Eventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infowhen using SQLyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyesyes
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.yes
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 servicesyes, based on authentication and database rules
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c-treeACEFileMakerFirebase Realtime Database
Specific characteristicsSpeed, reliability and consistency are the reasons businesses choose FairCom’s c-treeACE...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features High-speed transaction processing Immediately consistent, ACID-compliant,...
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Typical application scenariosc-treeACE speed, reliability, and flexibility are direct reasons this technology...
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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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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of c-treeACE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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