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DBMS > FileMaker vs. GeoMesa vs. RDF4J vs. searchxml

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. GeoMesa vs. RDF4J vs. searchxml

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.GeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.DBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSRDF storeNative XML DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score52.27
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.78
Rank#199  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#204  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#21  Search engines
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.geomesa.orgrdf4j.orgwww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlrdf4j.org/­documentationwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleCCRi and othersSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.informationpartners gmbh
Initial release1983201420042015
Current release19.4.1, November 20213.2.0, April 20211.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageScalaJavaC++
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infoRDF Schemasschema-free
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 formatnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsnonono
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languagesPHPJava
PHP
Python
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyesyes infoon the application server
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonedepending on storage layernonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14depending on storage layernoneyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedmultiple readers, single writer
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.depending on storage layerno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storagenoDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services

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