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DBMS > FileMaker vs. GridGain vs. Heroic vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. GridGain vs. Heroic vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.GridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structuresRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score52.27
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score2.06
Rank#125  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
#61  Relational DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#285  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score3.68
Rank#91  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score5.61
Rank#72  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.gridgain.comspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleGridGain Systems, Inc.SpotifySybase, SAPSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release19832007201419931992
Current release19.4.1, November 2021GridGain 8.5.117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetJava
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 formatyesnonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPHPC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Delphi
Perl
PHP
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)noyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesyes (cache interceptors and events)noyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yes (replicated cache)yesMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configuredyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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