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DBMS > FileMaker vs. searchxml vs. Snowflake vs. Transwarp KunDB

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. searchxml vs. Snowflake vs. Transwarp KunDB

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonTranswarp KunDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.DBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application serverCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataOLTP DBMS based on a distributed architecture and highly compatible with MySQL and Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score53.12
Rank#23  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#357  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#23  Search engines
Score103.12
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#334  Overall
#150  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.searchxml.net/­category/­productswww.snowflake.comwww.transwarp.cn/­en/­product/­kundb
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handoutsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of Appleinformationpartners gmbhSnowflake Computing Inc.Transwarp
Initial release198320152014
Current release19.4.1, November 20211.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windowshosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 formatyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPHPC++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIsJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoon the application serveruser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneyeshorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yes infosychronisation to multiple collectionsyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanomultiple readers, single writerACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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 servicesDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application servicesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationyes

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