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System Properties Comparison FatDB vs. FileMaker vs. SQLite

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NameFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionA .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Widely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score52.84
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score129.37
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperFatCloudFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release201219832000
Current release19.3.1, June 20213.36.0  (18 June 2021), June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC#C
Server operating systemsWindowsiOS
OS X
Windows
server-less
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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.yes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLno infoVia inetgration in SQL Serveryes infovia pluginsyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesC#PHPActionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infovia applicationsyesno
Triggersyes infovia applicationsyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica 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 systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infovia file-system locks
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationssimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno

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