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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. SQLite vs. SwayDB

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Widely used embeddable, in-process RDBMSAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score48.20
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score114.32
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#382  Overall
#59  Key-value stores
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.sqlite.orgswaydb.simer.au
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperClaris infoa subsidiary of AppleDwayne Richard HippSimer Plaha
Initial release198320002018
Current release19.4.1, November 20213.45.3  (15 April 2024), April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoPublic DomainOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCScala
Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-less
Data schemeyesyes infodynamic column typesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.no
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 formatnono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supportedno
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
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infovia file-system locksyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesnono

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