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DBMS > FileMaker vs. GeoMesa vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. GeoMesa vs. TerminusDB

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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.Scalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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Score48.59
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.80
Rank#208  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#320  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.geomesa.orgterminusdb.com
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperClaris infoa subsidiary of AppleCCRi and othersDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release198320142018
Current release19.4.1, November 20215.0.0, May 202411.0.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageScalaProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
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 formatnono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsnoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesPHPJavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonedepending on storage layerGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14depending on storage layerJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layer
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.depending on storage layer
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageRole-based access control

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