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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. OpenSearch vs. SiteWhere
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|Name||FileMaker Xexclude from comparison||OpenSearch Xexclude from comparison||SiteWhere Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.||A distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache Lucene||M2M integration platform for persisting/querying time series data|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS||Search engine||Time Series DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Vector DBMS|
|Developer||FileMaker a subsidiary of Apple||Amazon Web Services||SiteWhere|
|Current release||19.4.1, November 2021||2.5.0, January 2023|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source Apache Version 2.0||Open Source Common Public Attribution License Version 1.0|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||iOS client part only|
|All OS with a Java VM||Linux|
|Data scheme||yes||schema-free Flexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent||predefined scheme|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes A http query request can return the data in XML format||no|
|Secondary indexes||yes||yes All search fields are automatically indexed||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes via plugins||SQL-like query language||no|
|APIs and other access methods||Filemaker WebDirect|
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
|Supported programming languages||PHP||Go|
Ruby Elasticsearch client
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes||yes|
|Triggers||yes||yes by using the 'percolation' feature|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none||Sharding||Sharding based on HBase|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Source-replica replication, warm standby since Version 14||yes||selectable replication factor based on HBase|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency Synchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||no||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||no||no|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no|
|User concepts Access control||simple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory services||Users with fine-grained authorization concept|
|More information provided by the system vendor|
|Specific characteristics||OpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...|
|Competitive advantages||Distributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...|
|Typical application scenarios||The OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...|
|Licensing and pricing models||The OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...|
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|3rd parties||Aiven for OpenSearch: Fully managed open source search and analytics suite. Out-of-the-box integrations get you up and running in a couple of clicks.
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