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DBMS > FileMaker vs. RDF4J vs. SWC-DB

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. RDF4J vs. SWC-DB

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.A high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRDF storeWide column store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
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Score53.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.67
Rank#209  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.06
Rank#315  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerrdf4j.orggithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Alex Kashirin
Initial release198320042020
Current release19.3.1, June 20210.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyes infoRDF Schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 formatno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesPHPJava
PHP
Python
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno

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