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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Microsofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.20
Rank#331  Overall
#144  Relational DBMS
Score53.08
Rank#22  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score919.39
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iowww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.FileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoft
Initial release201519831989
Current release19.4.1, November 2021SQL Server 2022, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
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.noyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infovia pluginsyes
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Filemaker 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 proceduresLuayesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersnoyesyes
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 nodesnoneSource-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 systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnosimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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