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DBMS > FileMaker vs. GigaSpaces vs. Google Cloud Spanner

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. GigaSpaces vs. Google Cloud Spanner

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.High performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
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Score49.73
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score1.02
Rank#192  Overall
#32  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Score2.89
Rank#105  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.gigaspaces.comcloud.google.com/­spanner
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docs
DeveloperClaris infoa subsidiary of AppleGigaspaces TechnologiesGoogle
Initial release198320002017
Current release19.4.1, November 202115.5, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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 formatno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatano
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsSQL-99 for query and DML statementsyes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesPHP.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersyesyes, event driven architectureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Multi-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Multi-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrity
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infoStrict serializable isolation
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesRole-based access controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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