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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. FileMaker vs. jBASE

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. FileMaker vs. jBASE

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.A robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middleware
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.40
Rank#218  Overall
#31  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score58.15
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score1.54
Rank#118  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitealasql.orgwww.filemaker.comwww.jbase.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmldocs.jbase.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleZumasys
Initial release201419831991
Current release17, May 20185.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)iOS
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesoptional
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 formatyes
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes infovia pluginsEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASIC
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptPHP.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storagenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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