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System Properties Comparison c-treeACE vs. FileMaker vs. MariaDB vs. Microsoft Access

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Namec-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh speed key-value store, desgined for high availability, mission critical applications with automatic recovery and immediately consistent transaction support.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.MySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. With MariaDB ColumnStore a column-oriented storage engine is available too.Microsoft 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.)
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.52
Rank#206  Overall
#34  Key-value stores
#99  Relational DBMS
Score55.11
Rank#18  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score87.45
Rank#13  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score128.58
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeacewww.filemaker.commariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
products.office.com/­en-us/­access
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorywww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­librarymsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperFairCom CorporationFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Microsoft
Initial release1979198320091992
Current releaseV11.5, November 201718, May 201910.4.11, December 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageANSI C, C++C and C++C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
iOS
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes infoDynamic columns are supportedyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyesyesyes
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.noyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoANSI SQL queriesyes infovia pluginsyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
PHPAda
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yesyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3yes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningnoneHorizontal partitioning, sharding with Spider storage engine or Galera cluster infoPartitioning by range, list, hash, keynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Master-master replication infousing MariaDB Galera Cluster
Master-slave replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infowhen using SQLyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyes infobut no files for transaction logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infowith MEMORY storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.simple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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c-treeACEFileMakerMariaDBMicrosoft Access
Specific characteristicsSpeed, reliability and consistency are the reasons businesses choose FairCom’s c-treeACE...
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Open source database from the creators of MySQL, enhanced with enterprise tools and...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features High-speed transaction processing Immediately consistent, ACID-compliant,...
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High availability, scalability, performance beyond MySQL and other databases.
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Typical application scenariosc-treeACE speed, reliability, and flexibility are direct reasons this technology...
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Web, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersVISA, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, CommVault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Booking.com, Wikipedia, Google, Canal+, ClubMed, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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MariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of c-treeACE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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