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FileMaker

Relational Database

Products

Basic table found at http://www.filemaker.com/products/compare/ (retrieved May 2010) and extended here.

  Personal
Database
Powerful, Cross-Platform
Database Software
Server Software for FileMaker Pro
FileMaker Product
Comparison
Bento 3

Bento 3

FileMaker Pro 11

FileMaker Pro 11

FileMaker Pro 11  Advanced

FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced

FileMaker Server 11

FileMaker Server 11

FileMaker Server 11  Advanced

FileMaker Server 11 Advanced

Platform Mac only Windows and Mac Windows and Mac Windows and Mac Windows and Mac
Sharing Share with 5 users Share with 9 users Share with 9 users Network with 2-250 users Network with unlimited users
SRP $49 $299 $499 $999 $2,999
Upgrade (COMGT add) not researched $179 $299 $599 $1,799
Developers (COMGT) ? ? ? ? $99 dev license
Students (COMGT) not researched
Free Trial (COMGT) not researched 30 days none found none found 30 days
Features
Start from an Excel spreadsheet Check Check Check Requires FileMaker 
Pro 11 or FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced
Requires FileMaker Pro 11
or
FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced
Requires FileMaker Pro 11 or FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced
Built-in Templates Check Check Check
Store text, pictures, video, music, and more Check Check Check
Automatically link related data   Check Check
Create reports in Excel and PDF   Check Check
View live web pages in your database   Check Check
Make bar, line, area and pie charts   Check Check
Fully customizable interface   Check Check
Scripting   Check Check
Script Debugger     Check
Custom Menus     Check
Custom Functions     Check
Data Viewer     Check
Multiple Table Import     Check
Database Design Report     Check
Integration & Administration Features
Works with Mac apps: iCal, Address Book, and iPhoto Check        
External SQL Data Support   Check Check Check Check
SSL Encryption       Check Check
External Authentication       Check Check
Automated, live database backups       Check Check
Remote database administration       Check Check
PHP Web Publishing       Check Check
Instant Web Publishing   5 connections 5 connections   100 connections
ODBC/JDBC Support         Check
More Information
iPhone Support     Supported in PHP Supported in PHP
What you need
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FileMaker Server Advanced Development License

Yes, you can get a variant of the $2,999 advanced server for $99.

"The FileMaker Development License is a special, test only license for FileMaker Server 11 Advanced offered to FileMaker Technical Network members only. This license allows you to build and test solutions for deployment with FileMaker Server 11 or FileMaker Server 11 Advanced without having to purchase a full version of the software.

This special, test-only version includes all the features and functionality of FileMaker Server 11 and FileMaker Server 11 Advanced which include:

Please note that the Development License only allows up to three simultaneous FileMaker Pro 11 and three simultaneous web-based clients to access hosted FileMaker solutions."

More on development license at www.filemaker.com/technet/dev_license.html and more on FileMaker Technical Network at www.filemaker.com/technet/

 

 

 

Reviews

 

 

References

See also Databases, SQL

Updated 2010-06-20