DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the mission critical dbmsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > 4D vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft SQL Server

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft SQL Server

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Microsofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.74
Rank#119  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score52.80
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score929.09
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
Developer4D, IncFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoft
Initial release198419831989
Current releasev18 R5, January 202119.4.1, November 2021SQL Server 2022, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
iOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
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.yesyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes infovia pluginsyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
PHPC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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 controlUsers and groupssimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesSQLFlow: Provides a visual representation of the overall flow of data. Automated SQL data lineage analysis across Databases, ETL, Business Intelligence, Cloud and Hadoop environments by parsing SQL Script and stored procedure.
» more

SQL Complete: An advanced IntelliSense-style code completion add-in for SSMS and Visual Studio. Write, beautify, refactor your SQL code and give your productivity a dramatic boost.
» more

Navicat for SQL Server gives you a fully graphical approach to database management and development.
» more

Navicat Monitor is a safe, simple and agentless remote server monitoring tool for SQL Server and many other database management systems.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionFileMakerMicrosoft SQL Server
DB-Engines blog posts

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

show all

MySQL is the DBMS of the Year 2019
3 January 2020, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

The struggle for the hegemony in Oracle's database empire
2 May 2017, Paul Andlinger

Microsoft SQL Server is the DBMS of the Year
4 January 2017, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Database Management Software Market 2022 Segments Analysis ...
2 February 2023, Trending in Pakistan

Claris’s Plans for FileMaker Bode Well for Individual Users
23 August 2022, TidBITS

Claris FileMaker Pro & FileMaker Server updated with macOS Ventura compatibility
30 November 2022, AppleInsider

Claris Is Renaming FileMaker
2 September 2022, Daring Fireball

Apple subsidiary Claris releases FileMaker 19.5 update
17 June 2022, 9to5Mac

provided by Google News

Amazon RDS Supports Custom SQL Server Images | Petri IT
16 January 2023, Petri.com

Top 10 data migration tools of 2023
1 February 2023, TechRepublic

Microsoft provides workaround for Windows apps broken by buggy SQL Server driver [Update]
6 January 2023, Neowin

Microsoft fixes Windows database connections it broke in November
11 January 2023, The Register

SQLSRV Not Showing in PHP INFO using PHP 8.2.1 and Sql Server ...
23 January 2023, SitePoint

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Security Specialist 1
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

JavaScript and FileMaker Specialist
Chick-fil-A in Patrick Henry Mall, Newport News, VA

Data Entry Specialist (REMOTE OPPORTUNITY)
DISA Global Solutions, Remote

FileMaker Database Developer
Great Lakes Database, LLC, Remote

FileMaker Developer
MainSpring, Remote

LN Concerts, Ticketing & Systems Administrator
Live Nation, Remote

SQL Server Database Engineer
Hexure, Remote

SQL Server DBA
RV Soft, Remote

SQL SERVER DBA - 100% Remote
Aries Solutions, Remote

Sr. SQL Server/SSIS SSRS Developer
Astratrek, Remote

SQL Server DBA
Loop Bell Tech Inc, Remote

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Vertica logo

Vertica Accelerator. The fastest analytics and machine learning, delivered as SaaS, with automated setup, administration, and management. Free trial.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Redis logo

The world’s most loved real‑time data platform.
Try free

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Present your product here