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DBMS > FileMaker vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. Interbase vs. SwayDB vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. Interbase vs. SwayDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Hawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storageA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score54.22
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#335  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score6.66
Rank#60  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#333  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Score4.33
Rank#84  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.hawkular.orgwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbaseswaydb.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidedocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.timescale.com
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleCommunity supported by Red HatEmbarcaderoSimer PlahaTimescale
Initial release19832014198420182017
Current release19.3.1, June 2021InterBase 2020, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaCScalaC
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnonumerics, 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 formatnono infoexport as XML data possiblenoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsnoyesnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP RESTADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesPHPGo
Java
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Java
Kotlin
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languagenouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyes infovia Hawkular Alertingyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infobased on Cassandranonenoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14selectable replication factor infobased on CassandraInterbase Change ViewsnoneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDAtomic execution of operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
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.noyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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