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DBMS > FileMaker vs. Interbase vs. SiteWhere vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. Interbase vs. SiteWhere vs. TimescaleDB

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonSiteWhere  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandM2M integration platform for persisting/querying time series dataA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score55.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score6.13
Rank#63  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#337  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score4.22
Rank#82  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasesitewhere.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasesitewhere.io/­docs/­2.1.0docs.timescale.com
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleEmbarcaderoSiteWhereTimescale
Initial release1983198420102017
Current release19.3.1, June 2021InterBase 2020, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoCommon Public Attribution License Version 1.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCJavaC
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyespredefined schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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 formatno infoexport as XML data possiblenoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyesnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP RESTADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesPHP.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infobased on HBaseyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Interbase Change Viewsselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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