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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. Realm

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonRealm  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.A DBMS built for use on mobile devices that’s a fast, easy to use alternative to SQLite and Core Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score47.39
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score9.38
Rank#43  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerrealm.io
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationrealm.io/­docs
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleRealm, acquired by MongoDB in May 2019
Initial release19832014
Current release19, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
Android
Backend: server-less
iOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 formatno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsno
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPHP.Net
Java infowith Android only
Objective-C
React Native
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno inforuns within the applications so server-side scripts are unnecessary
Triggersyesyes infoChange Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoIn-Memory realm
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesyes
More information provided by the system vendor
FileMakerRealm
Specific characteristicsNow a part of MongoDB Data Platform , Realm Database is the fast, easy to use, and...
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Competitive advantagesRealm ensures offline-first functionality, meaning apps run smoothly and deliver...
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Typical application scenariosMobile Consumer Apps First-Line Worker Apps
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Key customersCathay Pacific Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines Open Source Database powers apps built...
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Market metricsUsed by 100,000+ developers 2 bn installs Currently used in 40k+ applications in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRealm database is licensed under the Apache License v2.0.
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