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DBMS > FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access vs. SAP HANA vs. VelocityDB

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access vs. SAP HANA vs. VelocityDB

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.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.)In-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score50.96
Rank#19  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score119.90
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score50.54
Rank#20  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#299  Overall
#27  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.filemaker.comproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxhelp.sap.com/­hanavelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoftSAPVelocityDB Inc
Initial release1983199220102011
Current release19, May 20201902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.0 SPS04, April 20197.x
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoalso available as a cloud based serviceno
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Implementation languageC++C#
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAppliance or cloud-serviceAny that supports .NET
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyesno
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
.Net
Supported programming languagesPHPC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineSQLScript, Rno
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14noneyes
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 integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003yesBased on Windows Authentication

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