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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. Kdb+

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.High performance Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score52.41
Rank#23  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score7.68
Rank#58  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerkx.com
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationcode.kx.com
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plc
Initial release19832000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 2003
Current release19.4.1, November 20213.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit version
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageq
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
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 formatyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsSQL-like query language (q)
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesPHPC
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infowith views
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processing
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 servicesrights management via user accounts

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