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System Properties Comparison Faircom DB vs. FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access vs. SAP HANA

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NameFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.FileMaker 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.)In-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.43
Rank#240  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
#114  Relational DBMS
Score46.19
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score114.17
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score50.22
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorywww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accesshelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperFairCom CorporationFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoftSAP
Initial release1979198319922010
Current releaseV12, November 202019, May 20201902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono infoalso available as a cloud based service
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Implementation languageANSI C, C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
iOS
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAppliance or cloud-service
Data schemeschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,yesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresyesyesyes
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 formatno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionsyes infovia pluginsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
PHPC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineSQLScript, R
Triggersyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningnonenoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).Source-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14noneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datatunable from ACID to Eventually ConsistentnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filessimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003yes
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Faircom DB infoformerly c-treeACEFileMakerMicrosoft AccessSAP HANA
Specific characteristicsAchieve Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Per Second on A Single Database Server...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features SQL Key-value store and navigational NoSQL API Indexed binary objects...
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Typical application scenariosReal-time transaction processing solutions leverage FairCom DB because its NoSQL...
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Key customersMicrosoft, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, Commvault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of FairCom DB are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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