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DBMS > c-treeACE vs. FileMaker vs. FoundationDB

System Properties Comparison c-treeACE vs. FileMaker vs. FoundationDB

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Namec-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
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.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.52
Rank#207  Overall
#35  Key-value stores
#98  Relational DBMS
Score55.73
Rank#18  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score0.86
Rank#165  Overall
#24  Document stores
#29  Key-value stores
#80  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeacewww.filemaker.comwww.foundationdb.org
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorywww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlapple.github.io/­foundationdb
DeveloperFairCom CorporationFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleFoundationDB
Initial release197919832013
Current releaseV11.5, November 201718, May 20196.1.11, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageANSI C, 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
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesschema-free infosome layers support schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyesno infosome layers support typing
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 format
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoANSI SQL queriesyes infovia pluginssupported in specific SQL layer only
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
PHP.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yesin SQL-layer only
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningnoneSharding
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 14yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Linearizable consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infowhen using SQLyesin SQL-layer only
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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 servicesno
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c-treeACEFileMakerFoundationDB
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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