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DBMS > DataFS vs. FatDB vs. FileMaker

System Properties Comparison DataFS vs. FatDB vs. FileMaker

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NameDataFS  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionAll data is stored inside objects which are linked by so-called link attributes. Objects consist of classes which can be extended and de-extended at runtime. Graphs can be defined with a struct.A .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.
Primary database modelObject oriented DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
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Score0.07
Rank#362  Overall
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Score49.73
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Websitenewdatabase.comwww.claris.com/­filemaker
Technical documentationdev.mobiland.com/­Overview.xspwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentation
DeveloperMobiland AGFatCloudClaris infoa subsidiary of Apple
Initial release201820121983
Current release1.1.263, October 202219.4.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemsWindowsWindowsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeClasses, Structs, and Lists are written in proprietary DataTypeDefinitionLanguage (.dtdl) and Objects consisting of those are written in proprietary DataAccessDefinitionLanguage (.dadl)schema-freeyes
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 format
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono infoVia inetgration in SQL Serveryes infovia plugins
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
Proprietary client DLL
WinRT client
.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
VB.Net
C#PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infovia applicationsyes
Triggersno, except callback-events from server when changes happenedyes infovia applicationsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesProprietary Sharding systemShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlWindows-Profileno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationssimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory services

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