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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Quasardb

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Cloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.Distributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMS
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Score46.40
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score6.70
Rank#57  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.19
Rank#285  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorequasardb.net
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoredoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleGooglequasardb
Initial release198320172009
Current release19, May 20203.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
hostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infointeger and binary
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 indexesyesyesyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesPHPGo
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno
Triggersyesyes, with Cloud Functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Multi-source replicationSource-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflowwith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.Cryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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FileMakerGoogle Cloud FirestoreQuasardb
Specific characteristicsHigh-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosTick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersLarge EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCommunity edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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