(1) A database management system (DBMS) for the Macintosh and Windows NT from FileMaker. Originally a file management system (file manager) from Claris Corporation, it has been a popular program for general data management. It provides a variety of statistical functions, fast search capabilities and extensive reporting features.
(2) (FileMaker, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, www.filemaker.com) A software subsidiary of Apple. Originally Claris Corporation, FileMaker was formed in 1998, retaining the FileMaker Pro line of database software and Claris Home Page for Web development. As of 2006, more than 10 million units of the software had been sold to individuals, small businesses and corporations around the world.