The FileMaker® platform is a tool to develop and deploy databases and applications for the corporate office, iPad®, iPhone®, and the web. FileMaker finds it’s niche in small business, fortune 500s, entrepreneurs, non-profits, and in the fields of education, medical, and government.


The ScaleFM site is a place where information is shared that relates to scaling solutions into larger environments, often with numerous users and multiple developers. Topics will typically be related to identifying challenges, offering solutions, and proposing best practices.

ScaleFM was launched with the release of a white paper, “Idiomatic FileMaker”. We plan to continue posting regular technical articles related to advanced topics surrounding scaling with FileMaker solutions.

  • ACID – Summary and Best Practices (Part 6)

    In this series we set out to answer the question, “Is FileMaker ACID compliant?” …tests that were performed revealed valuable technical details that can help us deliver even more robust and effective FileMaker based…

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  • ACID – Is FileMaker Durable? (Part 5)

    The durability property of the ACID model mainly involves how data is safely preserved, such that once a transaction is committed, it will remain so, even if there is an unexpected event like a power loss, crash,...

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  • ACID – Does FileMaker Support Isolation? (Part 4)

    The isolation property of the ACID model mainly involves topics related to concurrency, locking, and in some cases, caching. Related FileMaker features include: Record Level Locking (various related script steps: Commit, etc.) Automatic Client Record Cache Refresh...

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  • ACID – Is FileMaker Consistent? (Part 3)

    The consistency property of the ACID model mainly involves topics related to validation, constraints, and even the implementation of business rules. Related FileMaker features include: Field Validation Options Basic data requirements, unique, non-empty, type, etc. Member of value...

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If you have challenges with a solution that isn’t scaling to meet your growing organization’s needs, then feel free to reach out to us. Even better, contact ScaleFM to develop a road map that will streamline future scaling needs.

If you are currently an expert, looking to contribute on these topics, then you should let us know. We’re looking for additional people that can help hone the state-of-the-art, challenging assumptions, and providing peer review.

ScaleFM is an independent entity and this web site has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise affiliated with FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.