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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Newts
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|Name||FileMaker Xexclude from comparison||Google Cloud Spanner Xexclude from comparison||Newts Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.||A 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.||Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS||Time Series DBMS|
|Developer||FileMaker a subsidiary of Apple||OpenNMS Group|
|Current release||19.4.1, November 2021|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||commercial||Open Source Apache 2.0|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||yes||no|
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|Server operating systems||iOS client part only|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes A http query request can return the data in XML format||no||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes via plugins||yes Query statements complying to ANSI 2011||no|
|APIs and other access methods||Filemaker WebDirect|
|gRPC (using protocol buffers) API|
JDBC At present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
|Supported programming languages||PHP||Go|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes||no||no|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none||Sharding||Sharding based on Cassandra|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Source-replica replication, warm standby since Version 14||Multi-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.||selectable replication factor based on Cassandra|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||yes using Google Cloud Dataflow||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Eventual Consistency based on Cassandra|
Immediate Consistency based on Cassandra
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||yes by using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrity||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||ACID Strict serializable isolation||no|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||no|
|User concepts Access control||simple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory services||Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)||no|
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|FileMaker||Google Cloud Spanner||Newts|
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