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DBMS > FileMaker vs. Heroic vs. Snowflake vs. SpatiaLite

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. Heroic vs. Snowflake vs. SpatiaLite

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score53.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#323  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score71.03
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score1.96
Rank#122  Overall
#2  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.snowflake.comwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleSpotifySnowflake Computing Inc.Alessandro Furieri
Initial release1983201420142008
Current release19.3.1, June 20215.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
hostedserver-less
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 formatnoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPHPJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnouser defined functionsno
Triggersyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yesyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationno

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