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DBMS > DolphinDB vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access

System Properties Comparison DolphinDB vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access

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NameDolphinDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTime Series DBMS for big data, integrated with a lightweight distributed computing framework and a vector programming languageFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.25
Rank#252  Overall
#18  Time Series DBMS
Score54.88
Rank#19  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score128.06
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dolphindb.comwww.filemaker.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­access
Technical documentationwww.dolphindb.com/­helpwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperDolphinDB, IncFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoft
Initial release201819831992
Current release18, May 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community version availablecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeyesyes
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 SQLSQL-like query languageyes infovia pluginsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Python
R
PHPC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
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 datayesnoACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAdministrators, Users, Groupssimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003

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