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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. IBM Db2 vs. RDF4J

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Common in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
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Score54.88
Rank#19  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score165.55
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#223  Overall
#11  RDF stores
Websitewww.filemaker.comwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2rdf4j.org
Technical documentationwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleIBMSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release19831983 infohost version2004
Current release18, May 201912.1, October 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++Java
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 format
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyesno
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesPHPC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux Versionnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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