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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. PouchDB vs. SwayDB

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.JavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-value store
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Score47.91
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score2.34
Rank#112  Overall
#21  Document stores
Score0.04
Rank#387  Overall
#61  Key-value stores
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerpouchdb.comswaydb.simer.au
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationpouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperClaris infoa subsidiary of AppleApache Software FoundationSimer Plaha
Initial release198320122018
Current release19.4.1, November 20217.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptScala
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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 indexesyesyes infovia viewsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsnono
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesPHPJavaScriptJava
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesView functions in JavaScriptno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Multi-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesnono

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