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DBMS > FileMaker vs. Kingbase vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonKingbase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.An enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle and widely used in China.Microsofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document 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
Score0.76
Rank#241  Overall
#114  Relational DBMS
Score929.09
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.kingbase.com.cnwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationbbs.kingbase.com.cn/­chess_wenku-index.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleBeiJing KINGBASE Information technologies inc.Microsoft
Initial release198319991989
Current release19.4.1, November 2021V8.0, August 2021SQL Server 2022, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial 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 and JavaC++
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
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 formatyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsStandard with numerous extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
gokb
JDBC
kdbndp
ODBC
PDI
PDO
Pro*C
psycopg2
QT
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesPHP.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash) and vertical partitioningtables 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 14yesyes, 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 systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate 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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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FileMakerKingbaseMicrosoft SQL Server
Specific characteristicsAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle. It has the following...
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Competitive advantagesComplete database management platform with Integrated Development Environment Tool,...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional and mixed workloads that need to integrate with...
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Key customersThe main customers are: China National Petroleum Corporation China Petrochemical...
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Market metricsAt present, the main market is in China, but expansion to the international market...
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Licensing and pricing modelsBusiness license. Various sales modes: for example, sales by set, sales by CPU quantity,...
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