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System Properties Comparison Amazon CloudSearch vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Microsofts relational DBMS
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.06
Rank#86  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score55.11
Rank#18  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score1098.55
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.filemaker.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentation
DeveloperAmazonFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoft
Initial release201219831989
Current release18, May 2019SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemshostediOS
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.yes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatyes
Secondary indexesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infovia pluginsyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesPHPC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requirednonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infomanaged transparently by AWSMaster-slave 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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlauthentication via encrypted signaturessimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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