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DBMS > FileMaker vs. jBASE vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. jBASE vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.A robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score55.14
Rank#19  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score1.69
Rank#120  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#193  Overall
#93  Relational DBMS
Score2.30
Rank#104  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.filemaker.comwww.jbase.comwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmldocs.jbase.comwww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.omnisci.com/­latest
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleZumasysKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release1983199120122016
Current release18, May 20195.76.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalyesyes
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 formatyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languagesPHP.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yesMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.yesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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FileMakerjBASEKineticaOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
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