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

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  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 DataOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseEnterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoning
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument storeDocument storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.Graph DBMS infoexperimental
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score54.88
Rank#19  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score0.48
Rank#209  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score433.33
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score3.82
Rank#78  Overall
#13  Document stores
Score0.91
Rank#162  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Websitewww.filemaker.comgriddb.netwww.mongodb.comravendb.netwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlgriddb.net/­en/­docs/­documents/­1-1_what-is-griddb.phpdocs.mongodb.com/­manualravendb.net/­docswww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleToshiba CorporationMongoDB, IncHibernating RhinosStardog-Union
Initial release19832013200920102010
Current release18, May 20194.2, June 20194.2.2, December 20194.2, May 20196.2.3, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.Open Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availablecommercial 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 servicenonono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)nono
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Implementation languageC++C++C#Java
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-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-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialnoyes
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 infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsSQL92 (advanced edition only), SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)Read-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BISQL-like query language (RQL)SPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolproprietary protocol using JSON.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
GraphQL 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
Actionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoJavaScriptyesuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
Triggersyesyesyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyyesyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keysShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Master-slave replicationMaster-slave replicationMulti-master replicationMaster-master 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 jobsyesyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno
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
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possiblenoyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID at container levelMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infooptionalyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes 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 databaseAccess rights for users and rolesAccess control on document level using the Authorization BundleAccess rights for users and roles
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FileMakerGridDBMongoDBRavenDBStardog
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 a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph database....
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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The MongoDB Data Platform can be used by developers building OLTP and analytical...
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Stardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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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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70 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day). 15,000+...
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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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