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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score54.38
Rank#21  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score0.69
Rank#273  Overall
#123  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakergoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleGoogle
Initial release19832014
Current release19.4.1, November 20212.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
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 formatno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPHPJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
TriggersyesUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno

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