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System Properties Comparison DataFS vs. FileMaker

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NameDataFS  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparison
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.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.
Primary database modelObject oriented DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
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Score0.06
Rank#354  Overall
#15  Object oriented DBMS
Score48.20
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Websitenewdatabase.comwww.claris.com/­filemaker
Technical documentationdev.mobiland.com/­Overview.xspwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentation
DeveloperMobiland AGClaris infoa subsidiary of Apple
Initial release20181983
Current release1.1.263, October 202219.4.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Server operating systemsWindowsiOS 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)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infovia plugins
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
Proprietary client DLL
WinRT client
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
VB.Net
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes
Triggersno, except callback-events from server when changes happenedyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesProprietary Sharding systemnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlWindows-Profilesimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory services

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