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System Properties Comparison c-treeACE vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access vs. MongoDB

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Namec-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh speed key-value store, desgined for high availability, mission critical applications with automatic recovery and immediately consistent transaction support.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)One of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructure
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument 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
Score0.52
Rank#206  Overall
#34  Key-value stores
#99  Relational DBMS
Score55.11
Rank#18  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score128.58
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score426.97
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitewww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeacewww.filemaker.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorywww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxdocs.mongodb.com/­manual
DeveloperFairCom CorporationFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoftMongoDB, Inc
Initial release1979198319922009
Current releaseV11.5, November 201718, May 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20194.2.2, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen 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 servicenononono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)
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Implementation languageANSI C, C++C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
iOS
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyesschema-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 dateyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyesyesyes 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.noyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML format
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoANSI SQL queriesyes infovia pluginsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BI
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
proprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
PHPC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
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 proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJavaScript
Triggersyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes infoin MongoDB Atlas only
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningnonenoneSharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14noneMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infowhen using SQLyesyesno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes 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 controlFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.simple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Access rights for users and roles
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Specific characteristicsSpeed, reliability and consistency are the reasons businesses choose FairCom’s c-treeACE...
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MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose data platform, designed to unleash...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features High-speed transaction processing Immediately consistent, ACID-compliant,...
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The MongoDB Data Platform can be used by developers building OLTP and analytical...
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Typical application scenariosc-treeACE speed, reliability, and flexibility are direct reasons this technology...
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersVISA, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, CommVault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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70 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day). 15,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of c-treeACE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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