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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score4.97
Rank#74  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score55.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbywww.claris.com/­filemaker
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software FoundationFileMaker infoa subsidiary of Apple
Initial release19971983
Current release10.15.2.0, March 202019.3.1, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMiOS
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
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.yesyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML format
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infovia plugins
APIs and other access methodsJDBCFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaPHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresyes
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory services

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Derby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDBFileMaker
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