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DBMS > FileMaker vs. Firebird vs. Oracle vs. SAP HANA vs. TempoIQ

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. Firebird vs. Oracle vs. SAP HANA vs. TempoIQ

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonOracle  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB  Xexclude from comparison
TempoIQ seems to be decommissioned. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Firebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseWidely used RDBMSIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceScalable analytics DBMS for sensor data, provided as a service (SaaS)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
RDF store infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Spatial DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Document store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score55.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score27.28
Rank#30  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score1266.89
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Score56.92
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.firebirdsql.orgwww.oracle.com/­databasewww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmltempoiq.com (offline)
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.oracle.com/­en/­databasehelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleFirebird FoundationOracleSAPTempoIQ
Initial release19832000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase198020102012
Current release19.3.1, June 20214.0, June 202119c, February 20192.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono infoalso available as a cloud based serviceyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++C and C++
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Appliance or cloud-service
Data schemeyesyesyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columnsyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 formatyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesno
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesPHPC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Cobol
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Fortran
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Visual Basic
C#
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesPSQLPL/SQL infoalso stored procedures in Java possibleSQLScript, Rno
Triggersyesyesyesyesyes infoRealtime Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding, horizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14none infoavailable via 3rd party productsMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infocan be realized in PL/SQLnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infoisolation level can be parameterizedACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoVersion 12c introduced the new option 'Oracle Database In-Memory'yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyessimple authentication-based access control

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