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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. MySQL vs. Sphinx

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Widely used open source RDBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APISearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score48.04
Rank#23  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score1261.57
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.mysql.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdev.mysql.com/­docsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release198319952001
Current release19, May 20208.0.21, 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 formatyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesPHPAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoproprietary syntaxno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
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 servicesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesno

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