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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. c-treeACE vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonc-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSHigh speed key-value store, desgined for high availability, mission critical applications with automatic recovery and immediately consistent transaction support.FileMaker 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.)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.06
Rank#143  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score0.52
Rank#206  Overall
#34  Key-value stores
#99  Relational DBMS
Score55.11
Rank#18  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score128.58
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comwww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeacewww.filemaker.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­access
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualslearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorywww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperAltibaseFairCom CorporationFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoft
Initial release1999197919831992
Current release7.1, July 2017V11.5, November 201718, May 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++ANSI C, C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
iOS
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyesyes
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.nonoyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML format
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92yes infoANSI SQL queriesyes infovia pluginsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
PHPC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsMaster-slave 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 systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infowhen using SQLyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.simple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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Altibasec-treeACEFileMakerMicrosoft Access
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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Speed, reliability and consistency are the reasons businesses choose FairCom’s c-treeACE...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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Top Features High-speed transaction processing Immediately consistent, ACID-compliant,...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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c-treeACE speed, reliability, and flexibility are direct reasons this technology...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global...
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VISA, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, CommVault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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From banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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Just as the technical aspects of c-treeACE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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