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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. MongoDB

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.A containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructure
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Document store
Secondary database modelsSearch engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score50.16
Rank#20  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score1.23
Rank#141  Overall
#22  Document stores
#24  Key-value stores
#5  Object oriented DBMS
#69  Relational DBMS
Score437.08
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitewww.filemaker.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmldocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsdocs.mongodb.com/­manual
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleInterSystemsMongoDB, Inc
Initial release198320182009
Current release19, May 20202018.1.1, February 20184.2.7, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial
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 formatyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyesRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BI
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
proprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languagesPHP.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Actionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesJavaScript
Triggersyesyesyes infoin MongoDB Atlas only
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Master-slave replicationMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infooptional
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesyesAccess rights for users and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
FileMakerInterSystems IRISMongoDB
Specific characteristicsInterSystems IRIS is a complete cloud-first data platform which includes a multi-model...
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MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose data platform, designed to unleash...
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Competitive advantagesThe MongoDB Data Platform can be used by developers building OLTP and analytical...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metrics70 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day). 15,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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