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

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Microsofts flagship relational DBMSA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score52.80
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score929.09
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.41
Rank#295  Overall
#21  Search engines
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-servergithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMicrosoftWeaviate B.V.
Initial release198319892019
Current release19.4.1, November 2021SQL Server 2022, November 20221.17, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Go
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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 infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyesGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesPHPC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
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
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 methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardOpenID Connect Discovery
More information provided by the system vendor
FileMakerMicrosoft SQL ServerWeaviate
Typical application scenariosAs a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersA ll companies that have data. ​
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Licensing and pricing modelsWeaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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