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System Properties Comparison c-treeACE vs. dBASE vs. FileMaker

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Namec-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh speed key-value store, desgined for high availability, mission critical applications with automatic recovery and immediately consistent transaction support.dBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.52
Rank#207  Overall
#35  Key-value stores
#98  Relational DBMS
Score14.66
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score55.73
Rank#18  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeacewww.dbase.comwww.filemaker.com
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorywww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.html
DeveloperFairCom CorporationAsthon TateFileMaker infoa subsidiary of Apple
Initial release197919791983
Current releaseV11.5, November 2017dBASE PLUS 11, December 201618, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageANSI C, C++
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
iOS
OS X
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyesyes
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.noyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML format
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoANSI SQL queriesnoyes infovia plugins
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
none infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
dBase proprietary IDEPHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++no infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.yes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsnoneMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infowhen using SQLyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyesyes
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.Access rights for users and rolessimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory services
More information provided by the system vendor
c-treeACEdBASEFileMaker
Specific characteristicsSpeed, reliability and consistency are the reasons businesses choose FairCom’s c-treeACE...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features High-speed transaction processing Immediately consistent, ACID-compliant,...
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Typical application scenariosc-treeACE speed, reliability, and flexibility are direct reasons this technology...
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Key customersVISA, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, CommVault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of c-treeACE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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