Thanks for the Link. Very interesting
but really not fair to "compare" FileMaker with Oracle, Sybase, and DB2. It's a completely different animal, with advantages hard to show on a chart
you might be better offer referring them here:
I was trying to aim them at something that would (A) put FMP in context (more powerful than some things, less powerful than others; more expensive than some fake-it solutions, less expensive than mainframe corporate giants) and (B) not have an obvious axe to grind.
You must agree that FMP is not a spreadsheet, but that's one of the things you'd find out if you ran into an article comparing it to Numbers or Excel. The point of a comparison is not simply to show how Object X is in some way superior to Object Y (which implies a value juddgment), it's to show how it's similar in some respects and different in others (which is closer to objective).
AFAICT after a not-extremely-thoro Google search, the Wikipedia article hits these 2 marks about as well as anything, tho poorly. I was hoping to get something better going.
I agree with you. FileMaker is represented in the first couple of tables then not at all in the rest... so it looks like it doesn't actually have any features. There are some categories where FM would blow the others out of the water...
FM is really difficult to fit into those categories.... but if someone else is willing ot have a go with me....