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DBMS > FileMaker vs. Firebird vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. Firebird vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Splunk

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Firebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score48.04
Rank#23  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score20.93
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score6.46
Rank#56  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score89.91
Rank#13  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitewww.filemaker.comwww.firebirdsql.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleFirebird FoundationSAP infoformerly SybaseSplunk Inc.
Initial release19832000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase19922003
Current release19, May 20203.0.5, 202017, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC 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
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 formatyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyesyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesPHPC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesPSQLyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14none infoavailable via 3rd party productsSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.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-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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