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DBMS > FileMaker vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J vs. SWC-DB

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J vs. SWC-DB

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.A high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF storeWide column store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
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Score52.84
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#214  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaserdf4j.orggithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.circonus.com/­irondbrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Alex Kashirin
Initial release1983201720042020
Current release19.3.1, June 2021V0.10.20, January 20180.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaC++
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)noSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesPHP.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes, in Luayesno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14configurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesnono

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