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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. JaguarDB vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Performant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score52.80
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#389  Overall
#63  Key-value stores
Score929.09
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.datajaguar.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleDataJaguar, Inc.Microsoft
Initial release198320151989
Current release19.4.1, November 20212.9.4 September 2018SQL Server 2022, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3.0commercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languagesC++
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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 formatnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersyes
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesPHPC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Multi-source replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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