• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Hour 1. Introducing FileMaker > How FileMaker Works: Overview

How FileMaker Works: Overview

To understand how FileMaker works, it is important to distinguish it from other types of databases. In this section, you'll see how database management systems work as well as how FileMaker works and the ways in which it differs from database management systems. You'll also find a description of the difference between database programming and traditional programming. This is important for you to understand as you start to think about building your own FileMaker solutions.

Database Management Systems

Databases come in several varieties. Large-scale enterprise databases focus on data storage and retrieval. Except for basic browsing (usually of the sort done for diagnostic work), you need other software to manage the interface to the database. These systems are called database management systems (DBMSs), and they are exemplified by products such as Oracle, IBM's DB2, and Microsoft SQL Server. On a somewhat smaller scale, products such as OpenBase, MySQL, and Pervasive.SQL are important tools.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint