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DBMS > FileMaker vs. SAP IQ vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. SAP IQ vs. SwayDB

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedKey-value store
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Score54.88
Rank#19  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score5.01
Rank#61  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#307  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Websitewww.filemaker.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlswaydb.io
Technical documentationwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlhelp.sap.com/­iq
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleSAP, formerly SybaseSimer Plaha
Initial release198319942018
Current release18, May 201916.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
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 formatnono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyesno
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesPHPC
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexernone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14SAP/Sybase Replication Servernone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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FileMakerSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQSwayDB
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