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|Name||FileMaker Xexclude from comparison||MaxDB formerly named Adabas-D Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.||A robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutions|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS|
|Developer||FileMaker a subsidiary of Apple||SAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997|
|Current release||19.4.1, November 2021||7.9.10 (January 2020), 2020|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||commercial Limited community edition free|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||iOS client part only|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes A http query request can return the data in XML format||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes via plugins||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||Filemaker WebDirect|
|Supported programming languages||PHP||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes||yes|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none||none|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Source-replica replication, warm standby since Version 14||Source-replica replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no|
|User concepts Access control||simple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory services||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
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