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DBMS > FileMaker vs. TerminusDB vs. VelocityDB

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. TerminusDB vs. VelocityDB

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Scalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationshipsA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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Score56.67
Rank#18  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#342  Overall
#32  Graph DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#311  Overall
#30  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.filemaker.comterminusdb.comvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlterminusdb.com/­docsvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleDataChemist Ltd.VelocityDB Inc
Initial release198320182011
Current release17, May 20181.0, 20187.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageProlog, RustC#
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
LinuxAny that supports .NET
Data schemeyesyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsSQL-like query language (WOQL)no
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
.Net
Supported programming languagesPHPJavaScript
Python
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesno
TriggersyesyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneGraph PartitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Journaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
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 persistentyesyes infoin-memory journalingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesRole-based access controlBased on Windows Authentication

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FileMakerTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemistVelocityDB
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