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NameFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score49.45
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score6.54
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.filemaker.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release19832001
Current release19, May 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsiOS
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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 format
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infovia pluginsSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesPHPC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
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 integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno

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