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DBMS > FileMaker vs. LevelDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. VelocityDB

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. LevelDB vs. Microsoft Access vs. VelocityDB

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonLevelDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Embeddable fast key-value storage library that provides an ordered mapping from string keys to string valuesMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)A .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score52.27
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score3.06
Rank#101  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score143.44
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#336  Overall
#35  Graph DBMS
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakergithub.com/­google/­leveldbwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationgithub.com/­google/­leveldb/­blob/­master/­doc/­index.mddeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleGoogleMicrosoftVelocityDB Inc
Initial release1983201119922011
Current release19.4.1, November 20211.23, February 20211902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20197.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSDcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C++C#
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
Illumos
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAny that supports .NET
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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 formatnono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
.Net
Supported programming languagesPHPC++
Go
Java info3rd party binding
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Python info3rd party binding
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infowith automatic compression on writesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
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 servicesnono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Based on Windows Authentication

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