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DBMS > DuckDB vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access

System Properties Comparison DuckDB vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access

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NameDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSFileMaker 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 modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.57
Rank#74  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score48.20
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score104.92
Rank#11  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websiteduckdb.orgwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationduckdb.org/­docswww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperClaris infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoft
Initial release201819831992
Current release0.10, February 202419.4.1, November 20211902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT Licensecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsserver-lessiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
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 format
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infovia pluginsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsArrow Database Connectivity (ADBC)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C# info3rd party driver
C++
Crystal info3rd party driver
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Lisp info3rd party driver
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Rust
Swift
Zig info3rd party driver
PHPC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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 dataACIDnoACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
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 controlnosimple 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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