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DBMS > FileMaker vs. InterSystems Caché vs. LokiJS

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. InterSystems Caché vs. LokiJS

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.A multi-model DBMS and application serverIn-memory JavaScript DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Document store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score52.27
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score3.01
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#53  Relational DBMS
Score0.57
Rank#228  Overall
#34  Document stores
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachegithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJS
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.intersystems.comtechfort.github.io/­LokiJS
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleInterSystems
Initial release198319972014
Current release19.4.1, November 20212018.1.4, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 formatyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyesno
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesPHPC#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Source-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno infoatomic operations within a single collection possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesAccess rights for users, groups and rolesno

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