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DBMS > FileMaker vs. HarperDB vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. HarperDB vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. TimescaleDB

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.A distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.Hawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score55.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.59
Rank#224  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score0.03
Rank#332  Overall
#32  Time Series DBMS
Score4.22
Rank#82  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerharperdb.iowww.hawkular.orgwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewwww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidedocs.timescale.com
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleHarperDBCommunity supported by Red HatTimescale
Initial release1983201720142017
Current release19.3.1, June 20213.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageNode.jsJavaC
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesdynamic schemaschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON data typesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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 formatnonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsSQL-like data manipulation statementsnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
HTTP RESTADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesPHP.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesCustom Functions infosince release 3.1nouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesnoyes infovia Hawkular Alertingyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterSharding infobased on Cassandrayes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic execution of specific operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesAccess rights for users and rolesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Market metrics6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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Licensing and pricing modelsHarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A database is only as powerful as it...
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