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DBMS > FileMaker vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. TDengine

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

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonTDengine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Microsofts flagship relational DBMSTime Series DBMS and big data platform
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score52.80
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score929.09
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score2.40
Rank#130  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-servergithub.com/­taosdata/­TDengine
tdengine.com
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverdocs.tdengine.com
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoftTDEngine, previously Taos Data
Initial release198319892019
Current release19.4.1, November 2021SQL Server 2022, November 20223.0, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL V3, also commercial editions available
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
Linux
Windows
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 formatyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyesStandard SQL with extensions for time-series applications
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesPHPC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javano
Triggersyesyesyes, via alarm monitoring
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
More information provided by the system vendor
FileMakerMicrosoft SQL ServerTDengine
Specific characteristicsTDengine™ is an open-source, cloud-native time-series database (TSDB) optimized for...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance: TDengine is the only time-series database that solves the high-cardinality...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IoT) Industrial Internet (IIoT) Connected Cars DevOps Energy...
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Market metricsTDengine has garnered over 20,000 stars on GitHub and is used in over 50 countries...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTDengine Community Edition is open-source software released under the AGPL 3.0 that...
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