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|Name||FileMaker Xexclude from comparison||PlanetScale Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.||Scalable, distributed, serverless MySQL database platform built on top of Vitess|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Developer||FileMaker a subsidiary of Apple||PlanetScale|
|Current release||19.4.1, November 2021|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||commercial|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||yes|
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|Server operating systems||iOS client part only|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes A http query request can return the data in XML format|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes via plugins||yes with proprietary extensions|
|APIs and other access methods||Filemaker WebDirect|
|Supported programming languages||PHP||Ada|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes||yes proprietary syntax|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none||Sharding|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Source-replica replication, warm standby since Version 14||Multi-source replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency across shards|
Immediate Consistency within a shard
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||yes not for MyISAM storage engine|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||ACID at shard level|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes table locks or row locks depending on storage engine|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes|
|User concepts Access control||simple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory services||Users with fine-grained authorization concept no user groups or roles|
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