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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonOracle  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Full-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Widely used RDBMSWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
RDF store infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Spatial DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score53.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score10.12
Rank#47  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score1281.74
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Score128.68
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.h2database.comwww.oracle.com/­databasewww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldocs.oracle.com/­en/­databasewww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleThomas MuellerOracleDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release1983200519802000
Current release19.3.1, June 20211.4.200, October 201919c, February 20193.37.0  (27 November 2021), November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)commercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
server-less
Data schemeyesyesyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columnsyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes 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 formatnoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesPHPJavaC
C#
C++
Clojure
Cobol
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Fortran
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Visual Basic
Actionscript
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 proceduresyesJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined FunctionsPL/SQL infoalso stored procedures in Java possibleno
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding, horizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14With clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infocan be realized in PL/SQLno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infoisolation level can be parameterizedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes infovia file-system locks
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoVersion 12c introduced the new option 'Oracle Database In-Memory'yes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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