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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. OpenEdge vs. PouchDB

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonOpenEdge  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Application development environment with integrated database management systemJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
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Score52.44
Rank#21  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score4.05
Rank#92  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Score2.92
Rank#114  Overall
#22  Document stores
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.progress.com/­openedgepouchdb.com
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocumentation.progress.com/­output/­ua/­OpenEdge_latestpouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleProgress Software CorporationApache Software Foundation
Initial release198319842012
Current release19.4.1, November 2021OpenEdge 12.2, March 20207.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 formatyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyes infoclose to SQL 92no
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesPHPProgress proprietary ABL (Advanced Business Language)JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning infosince Version 11.4Sharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Source-replica replicationMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesUsers and groupsno

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