DB-EnginesCrateDB bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > FileMaker vs. IBM Db2 vs. Informix

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. IBM Db2 vs. Informix

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Common in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin DB2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Document store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score56.67
Rank#18  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score170.77
Rank#6  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score26.00
Rank#26  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.filemaker.comwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­us/­en/­db2www.ibm.com/­analytics/­informix
Technical documentationwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleIBMIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.
Initial release19831983 infohost version1984
Current release17, May 201812.1, October 201614.10, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree version is availablecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC and C++C, C++ and Java
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes
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 SQLyes infovia pluginsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPHPC
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Master-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
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 controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controls

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesGeneral SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
FileMakerIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2Informix
Conferences and events

IDUG Db2 Tech Conference Europe 2019
Rotterdam, Netherlands, 29-24 October 2019

Recent citations in the news

Create Your Own Custom Workplace Innovation Application with FM Quickstart
3 October 2019, PR Web

Apple subsidiary FileMaker Inc. changes its name (back) to Claris
6 August 2019, TechCrunch

FileMaker 18 for macOS Launches With Improved UI and More Security Controls
22 May 2019, MacRumors

Hands on: Newly updated FileMaker Pro 18 focuses on improvements for long-time users
22 May 2019, AppleInsider

Your occasional storage digest, including Cohesity, SIOS and SAP
11 October 2019, Blocks and Files

provided by Google News

Monoliths, Microservices, and IBM i Modernization: Part 2
14 October 2019, IT Jungle

IBM Patches Privilege Escalation Flaw In Db2 Mirror
18 September 2019, IT Jungle

Senior z/VM Systems Programmer - Ensono
8 October 2019, Built In Chicago

A five-step guide to managing cross-platform databases
8 October 2019, NS Tech

Cockroach Labs Ready for Primetime with Scale-Out Database
7 October 2019, Datanami

provided by Google News

InfluxData puts a time stamp on the data deluge
14 October 2019, IDG Connect

Oracle Founder Larry Ellison on Uber, Tesla, AI, and Self-Driving Cars
20 September 2019, Barron's

The Journey: Ted Murphy
13 September 2019, Nashville Post

What Is Larry Ellison's Net Worth?
24 September 2019, TheStreet.com

HCL Technologies Announces Close of Acquisition of Select IBM Products
1 July 2019, Business Wire

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Seasonal Sponsorship Client Services Coordinator
SXSW, Austin, TX

Junior Talent Associate
The Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA

Feature Production Trainee
Warner Bros Careers, Burbank, CA

Administrative Support Assistant/Coordinator
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Editor and Production Associate
The Aspen Institute, Washington, DC

TDM Architect
Capgemini, Connecticut

Database Analyst/Administrator
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, San Diego, CA

DB2 DBA
Remote, Warrendale, PA

Entry-Level Full Stack Developer
IBM, San Jose, CA

Staff Database Engineer
Visa, Denver, CO

Java Developer
SDH Systems, Plano, TX

APPLICATION DEVELOPER
New York City HRA/DEPT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, Brooklyn, NY

APPLICATION ARCHITECT
New York City HRA/DEPT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, Brooklyn, NY

ETL Tools Specialist
Daman Incorporated, Austin, TX

GIS Solution Architect and SME
Logical Technology and Research, Washington, DC

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Redis logo

Hosted, serverless DBaaS
in 3 steps.

30MB Free!
Start now.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

RavenDB logo

Setup a fully managed RavenDB Cloud Database in minutes. Enjoy hosting, management, backups all in one place.
Grab a Free Instance

Present your product here