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DBMS > FatDB vs. FileMaker vs. jBASE

System Properties Comparison FatDB vs. FileMaker vs. jBASE

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NameFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  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.A robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middleware
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score49.73
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score1.43
Rank#160  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.rocketsoftware.com/­products/­rocket-multivalue-application-development-platform/­rocket-jbase
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.rocketsoftware.com/­bundle?labelkey=jbase_5.9
DeveloperFatCloudClaris infoa subsidiary of AppleRocket Software (formerly Zumasys)
Initial release201219831991
Current release19.4.1, November 20215.7
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC#
Server operating systemsWindowsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptional
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 formatyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLno infoVia inetgration in SQL Serveryes infovia pluginsEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASIC
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languagesC#PHP.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infovia applicationsyesyes
Triggersyes infovia applicationsyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yes
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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 servicesAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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