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DBMS > FileMaker vs. SAP IQ vs. XAP

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. SAP IQ vs. XAP

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score54.88
Rank#19  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score5.01
Rank#61  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Score0.81
Rank#171  Overall
#27  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitewww.filemaker.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlhelp.sap.com/­iqdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleSAP, formerly SybaseGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release198319942000
Current release18, May 201916.1 SPS04, April 201914.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyesSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesPHPC
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesyes
Triggersyesyesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ MultiplexerSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14SAP/Sybase Replication ServerMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoHadoop integrationyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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-standardRole-based access control

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FileMakerSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQXAP
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