troubleshooting Question

Which database can do this search?

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Oracle DatabaseMicrosoft SQL Server 2005FileMaker Pro
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I'm currently using FileMaker to store historical stock market index quotes.  I like FM because I don't have to get involved with designing an interface at a low level.  It also experts and imports text ASCII files easily.  Importing data to update/add to existing data works nicely.  It suites my needs for most queries but some it doesn't.

Some of the queries I need to run are:

1.) Show all days in SP500 that rallied 50pts or more.  
2.) Show previous day (-1 day)of each result that also rallied 50pts or more.
3.) Show -2 day that was negative by 20 pts.

The above queries starts with #1 then builds on that to get #2 and the same to get #3. One result from the above query might look like:
4/5=51pts, 4/4=56pts, 4/3=-23pts

But there may be several similar 3 day results but in different time periods (months/years).  Just meaning, it may bring back 10 results.

Another type of query is the above plus bring back +1 day.  So the above result would look like:
4/6=30pts, 4/5=51pts, 4/4=56pts, 4/3=-23pts

Even though 4/6 doesn't match the pt criteria, it is the day after 4/5.

Which software will do the above queries but still have some of the FileMaker characteristics mentioned above?  I'm fine with some low level programming.

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Will Loving
President, Dedication Technologies, Inc.

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