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DBMS > FileMaker vs. GridDB vs. Lovefield

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. GridDB vs. Lovefield

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score46.73
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score1.03
Rank#169  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#231  Overall
#112  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakergriddb.netgoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.griddb.netgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleToshiba CorporationGoogle
Initial release198320132014
Current release19, May 20204.5, June 20202.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++JavaScript
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
Linuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyes
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesPHPC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
TriggersyesyesUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Source-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containers
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID at container levelACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno
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FileMakerGridDBLovefield
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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