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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access vs. Milvus

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access vs. Milvus

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)A DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.62
Rank#223  Overall
#35  Document stores
#107  Relational DBMS
Score51.57
Rank#23  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score140.03
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.46
Rank#250  Overall
#17  Search engines
Websitealasql.orgwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessmilvus.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoft
Initial release2014198319922019
Current release19.4.1, November 20211902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.0, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++C++, Go
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)iOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesNumeric and String
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.noyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infovia pluginsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptPHPC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneBounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no
More information provided by the system vendor
AlaSQLFileMakerMicrosoft AccessMilvus
Specific characteristicsMilvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesHighly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosVideo media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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Key customersMilvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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Market metricsAs of March 2022, 9.8k+ GitHub stars 1.4k+ Github forks 871k+ docker pulls 2k+ community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMilvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
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