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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. HarperDB vs. RDF4J vs. searchxml

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  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.RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.DBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRDF storeNative XML DBMS
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Score52.27
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.52
Rank#238  Overall
#37  Document stores
Score0.73
Rank#204  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#21  Search engines
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerharperdb.iordf4j.orgwww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewrdf4j.org/­documentationwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleHarperDBSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.informationpartners gmbh
Initial release1983201720042015
Current release19.4.1, November 20213.1, August 20211.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.commercial
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
Unix
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesdynamic schemayes infoRDF Schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON data typesyesyes
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 formatnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsSQL-like data manipulation statementsnono
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
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
Java
PHP
Python
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesCustom Functions infosince release 3.1yesyes infoon the application server
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusternonenone
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 definednoneyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic execution of specific operationsACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedmultiple readers, single writer
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDByes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesAccess rights for users and rolesnoDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services
More information provided by the system vendor
FileMakerHarperDBRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesamesearchxml
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 metricsOver 26K total HarperDB users : 12,700+ npm downloads 10,000+ on Docker Hub 3,400+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A data base is only as powerful as it...
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