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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
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Score58.42
Rank#18  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score11.00
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Websitewww.filemaker.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release19832012
Current release17, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsno
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesPHPJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyeslimited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesyes, based on authentication and database rules

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