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System Properties Comparison FileMaker vs. Snowflake

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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score54.31
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score110.15
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release19832014
Current release19.4.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Server operating systemsiOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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 formatyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsyes
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesPHPJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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