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DBMS > FileMaker vs. IRONdb vs. SWC-DB

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

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  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 simplicityA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score53.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#355  Overall
#35  Time Series DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#315  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasegithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleCirconus LLC.Alex Kashirin
Initial release198320172020
Current release19.3.1, June 2021V0.10.20, January 20180.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP APIProprietary 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
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes, in Luano
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14configurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 servicesno

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