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DBMS > FileMaker vs. HyperSQL vs. IRONdb vs. Prometheus vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. HyperSQL vs. IRONdb vs. Prometheus vs. RDF4J

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Multithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring systemRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF store
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Score55.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score5.53
Rank#71  Overall
#39  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#334  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score6.27
Rank#62  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Score0.68
Rank#211  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerhsqldb.orgwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaseprometheus.iordf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmldocs.circonus.com/­irondbprometheus.io/­docsrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release19832001201720152004
Current release19.3.1, June 20212.6.1, October 2021V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infobased on BSD licensecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++GoJava
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesLinuxLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsNumeric data onlyyes
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 formatnonono infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)nono
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesPHPAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesJava, SQLyes, in Luanoyes
Triggersyesyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14noneconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes infoby Federationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnonoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
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 servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnonono

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