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DBMS > FileMaker vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J vs. SiteWhere

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J vs. SiteWhere

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSiteWhere  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.M2M integration platform for persisting/querying time series data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF storeTime 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
Score0.03
Rank#334  Overall
#32  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaserdf4j.orgsitewhere.io
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.circonus.com/­irondbrdf4j.org/­documentationsitewhere.io/­docs/­2.1.0
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.SiteWhere
Initial release1983201720042010
Current release19.3.1, June 2021V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoCommon Public Attribution License Version 1.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaJava
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemaspredefined scheme
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)nono
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
HTTP REST
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes, in Luayes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenoneSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14configurable replication factor, datacenter awarenoneselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
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 integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedno
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 servicesnonoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept

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