Relational Databases Questions
DLAM
User at MH

I work for a healthcare company with less than 1,000 employees.


I am new to FileMaker Pro but my company uses FileMaker Pro (FM Pro) as the frontend development tool. More and more applications will be built using FM Pro.  


In the long run : 


1. Is FM Pro Embedded DB or MS SQL Server a better choice in the long run for the backend database?


2. What are the pros and cons of using these two databases if we must use FileMaker Pro as the front end tool?


3. If MS SQL Server has been chosen, will there be any compromise with FileMaker Pro on areas such as functionalities, features, programming methods, etc?


Thanks! I appreciate your help. 

Jeremy CoxIn general, I think that because FM is a closed system that uses its internal DB… more »
Martin KlierI have no experience with FileMaker, so I can't answer any FileMaker specific… more »
ChrichtianNealI have used FM Pro for a paperless construction site and it work seamlessly. … more »
Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is IBM DB2 vs Oracle Database.


What is the biggest difference between these two solutions? Which would you recommend?


Thanks for your help!


--Rhea

Rehana ParvinI think -- Oracle is well known for its performance and security feature and… more »
it_user100737Both DB2 and Oracle are legacy relational databases. 20+ years ago you might… more »
it_user375576We use both databases (and some more), I would definitely suggest using Oracle… more »