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DBMS > FileMaker vs. Newts vs. Riak TS vs. SingleStore vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. Newts vs. Riak TS vs. SingleStore vs. Snowflake

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Time Series DBMS based on CassandraRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table typeCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score52.41
Rank#23  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#381  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Score0.33
Rank#287  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Score7.53
Rank#60  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score106.72
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakeropennms.github.io/­newtsriak.com/­products/­riak-tswww.singlestore.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wikidocs.singlestore.comdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleOpenNMS GroupBasho TechnologiesSingleStore Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release19832014201520132014
Current release19.4.1, November 20217.6, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaErlangC++, Go
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux info64 bit version requiredhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyesyes
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 formatnononoyes
Secondary indexesyesnorestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsnonoyes infobut no triggers and foreign keysyes
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Java API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPHPJavaC infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoJavaScript and Erlangyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infobased on CassandraShardingSharding infohash partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14selectable replication factor infobased on Cassandraselectable replication factorSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculationsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infolinks between datasets can be storednoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesnonoFine grained access control via users, groups and rolesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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FileMakerNewtsRiak TSSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLSnowflake
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Key customersIEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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