DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access vs. VelocityDB

System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. Microsoft Access vs. VelocityDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  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.)A .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score51.58
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score141.82
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#337  Overall
#35  Graph DBMS
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoftVelocityDB Inc
Initial release198319922011
Current release19.4.1, November 20211902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20197.x
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC++C#
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsAny that supports .NET
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
.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-engineno
Triggersyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
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 methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
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 servicesno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Based on Windows Authentication

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
FileMakerMicrosoft AccessVelocityDB
DB-Engines blog posts