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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. GridDB vs. Lovefield vs. MongoDB vs. Stardog

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  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 JavaScriptOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureEnterprise Knowledge Graph platform and graph DBMS with high availability, high performance reasoning, and virtualization
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score46.19
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.82
Rank#185  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#225  Overall
#111  Relational DBMS
Score458.95
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score1.46
Rank#137  Overall
#10  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakergriddb.netgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.mongodb.comwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.griddb.netgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mddocs.mongodb.com/­manualdocs.stardog.com
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleToshiba CorporationGoogleMongoDB, IncStardog-Union
Initial release19832013201420092010
Current release19, May 20204.5, June 20202.1.12, February 20174.4.3 , December 20207.3.0, May 2020
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 2.0Open Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.commercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/students
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no
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Implementation languageC++JavaScriptC++Java
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
Linuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.schema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialyes
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 formatnonono infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BIYes, compatible with all major SQL variants through dedicated BI/SQL Server
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolproprietary protocol using JSONGraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesPHPC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScriptActionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnonoJavaScriptuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
TriggersyesyesUsing read-only observersyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneSharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keysnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Source-replica replicationnoneMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication in HA-Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID at container levelACIDMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes infooptionalyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infousing MemoryDByes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2yes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenoAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users and roles
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FileMakerGridDBLovefieldMongoDBStardog
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose data platform, designed to unleash...
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Stardog is an Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform, uniquely combining graph storage...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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The MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
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Stardog provides a full featureset to aid in data integration for your complex data....
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Bosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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125 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day), over...
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Stardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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