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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. GBase vs. Postgres-XL vs. PostgreSQL

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
GBase seems to be discontinued and will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.An analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score55.11
Rank#18  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score0.48
Rank#211  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score507.19
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.filemaker.comwww.gbase.cnwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manuals
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of ApplePostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release19832014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB1989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release18, May 2019GBase 8a10 R1, October 201812.1, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 formatyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesPHP.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioningpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Master-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoMVCCACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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