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DBMS > FileMaker vs. GridGain vs. Heroic vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. Sphinx

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

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  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 structuresOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
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
Score6.72
Rank#63  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.gridgain.comspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleGridGain Systems, Inc.SpotifySybase, SAPSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release19832007201419932001
Current release19.4.1, November 2021GridGain 8.5.13.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetJavaC++
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesno
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 formatyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLnoyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
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
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesPHPC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Delphi
Perl
PHP
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)noyesno
Triggersyesyes (cache interceptors and events)noyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
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
none
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
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 configured
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-standardno

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