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System Properties Comparison dBASE vs. FatDB vs. FileMaker

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FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptiondBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.A .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score11.18
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score49.73
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.dbase.comwww.claris.com/­filemaker
Technical documentationwww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.claris.com/­resources/­documentation
DeveloperAsthon TateFatCloudClaris infoa subsidiary of Apple
Initial release197920121983
Current releasedBASE 2019, 201919.4.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemsDOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
WindowsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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.yes infoA http query request can return the data in XML format
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono infoVia inetgration in SQL Serveryes infovia plugins
APIs and other access methodsnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources..NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesdBase proprietary IDEC#PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes infovia applicationsyes
Triggersnoyes infovia applicationsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factorSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationssimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory services

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