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

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Microsofts flagship relational DBMSDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score53.08
Rank#22  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score919.39
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#352  Overall
#32  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverquasardb.net
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverdoc.quasar.ai/­master
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoftquasardb
Initial release198319892009
Current release19.4.1, November 2021SQL Server 2022, November 20223.13.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infointeger and binary
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 formatyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesPHPC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javano
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionSource-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail

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