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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. SQLite

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Widely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score47.91
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score111.41
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperClaris infoa subsidiary of AppleDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release19832000
Current release19.4.1, November 20213.46.0  (23 May 2024), May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-less
Data schemeyesyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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 pluginsyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesPHPActionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyesyes
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infovia file-system locks
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
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno

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