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DBMS > FileMaker vs. Kinetica vs. Spark SQL

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. Kinetica vs. Spark SQL

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score51.20
Rank#23  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score0.59
Rank#221  Overall
#105  Relational DBMS
Score23.04
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.kinetica.comspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docsspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleKineticaApache Software Foundation
Initial release198320122014
Current release19.4.1, November 20217.1, August 20213.3.0, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC, C++Scala
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPHPC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes, utilizing Spark Core
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 methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
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.yes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesAccess rights for users and roles on table levelno
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FileMakerKineticaSpark SQL
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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