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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. RethinkDB vs. Riak TS vs. Snowflake

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.DBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.Riak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score53.86
Rank#22  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score3.28
Rank#101  Overall
#20  Document stores
Score0.33
Rank#290  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score114.77
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerrethinkdb.comriak.com/­products/­riak-tswww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationrethinkdb.com/­docsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017Basho TechnologiesSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release1983200920152014
Current release19.4.1, November 20212.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Erlang
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometrynoyes
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 formatnonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPHPC infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
C 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
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesJavaScript and Erlanguser defined functions
TriggersyesClient-side triggers through changefeedsyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding inforange basedShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Source-replica replicationselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infolinks between datasets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic single-document operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCC basedyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesyes infousers and table-level permissionsnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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