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

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.In-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingMicrosofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score48.81
Rank#21  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score20.81
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score845.81
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.memcached.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikilearn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperClaris infoa subsidiary of AppleDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalMicrosoft
Initial release198320031989
Current release19.4.1, November 20211.6.23, January 2024SQL Server 2022, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial 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 languageCC++
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 formatyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesPHP.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonetables 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 14none infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes, 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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes
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 servicesyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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