DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > 4D vs. Adabas vs. Graphite vs. MonetDB vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Adabas vs. Graphite vs. MonetDB vs. Postgres-XL

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemOLTP - DBMS for mainframes and Linux/Unix/Windows environments infoused typically together with the Natural programming platformData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperA relational database management system that stores data in columnsBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.62
Rank#97  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score4.51
Rank#70  Overall
#1  Multivalue DBMS
Score3.44
Rank#83  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score1.87
Rank#115  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score0.47
Rank#212  Overall
#102  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlgithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webwww.monetdb.orgwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdoc.4d.comgraphite.readthedocs.iowww.monetdb.org/­Documentationwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
Developer4D, IncSoftware AGChris DavisMonetDB BV
Initial release19841971200620042014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current releasev17.0, July 2018Nov2019-SP1, December 201910 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languagePythonCC
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
BS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
Unix
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data onlyyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesnonoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewaynoyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
HTTP API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
SOAP-based API infowith add-on software Adabas SOA Gateway
HTTP API
Sockets
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
NaturalJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesin Naturalnoyes, in SQL, C, Ruser defined functions
Triggersyesnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas VistanoneSharding via remote tableshorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornonenone infoMaster-slave replication available in experimental status
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACIDACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infolockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsonly with OS-specific tools (e.g. IBM RACF, CA Top Secret)nofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"GraphiteMonetDBPostgres-XL
Specific characteristicsColumn-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
» more
Competitive advantagesScalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
» more
Typical application scenariosAnalytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
» more
Key customersNumascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsFree and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
» more
News

Optimistic Concurrency Control in MonetDB
3 January 2020

Limit memory usage of MonetDB on Linux with CGROUPS
9 May 2019

SQL:2003 merge statements now supported in MonetDB
8 March 2019

Extended SQL:2011 Window Functions in MonetDB
26 February 2019

Updatable MERGE TABLEs with partition predicates
26 February 2019

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"GraphiteMonetDBPostgres-XL
DB-Engines blog posts

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

show all

Time Series DBMS are the database category with the fastest increase in popularity
4 July 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

Time Series DBMS as a new trend?
1 June 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Software (OTCMKTS:STWRY) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by DZ Bank
30 March 2020, Redmond Register

A Global Digital Media Network
18 March 2020, Digital Journal

Software AG Announces New “Adabas & Natural 2050” Agenda
31 August 2016, Business Wire

Software AG: It's Starting To Feel A Lot Like A Turnaround
4 March 2020, Seeking Alpha

Software AG: Surprisingly Strong Q3 Results - Easing Pressure On Q4
23 October 2019, Seeking Alpha

provided by Google News

Graphite brings unicorn product background to growth marketing
10 March 2020, TechCrunch

Try out the Graphite monitoring tool for time-series data
29 October 2019, TechTarget

Compare Grafana vs. Datadog for IT monitoring
6 March 2020, TechTarget

Beneath the stillness, life: how lockdown affects Taos artists
27 March 2020, taosnews

33 self-care essentials Insider employees are turning to for comfort and relaxation right now - Insider
30 March 2020, INSIDER

provided by Google News

MonetDB Solutions secures investment from ServiceNow
1 October 2019, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)

RDBMS Software Market- By Type, Component, Industry, Region – Market Size, Demand Forecasts, Company Profiles, Industry Trends and Updates (2020-2024)
30 March 2020, The Fuel Fox

Future Scope of RDBMS Software Market by Top Key Players Profiled- Microsoft, Oracle, PostgreSQL Global Development Group, SQLite
23 March 2020, Galus Australis

RDBMS Software Market Industry Analysis Analysis 2019-2026
15 March 2020, Jewish Life News

Big Data Career Notes: November 2019 Edition
15 November 2019, Datanami

provided by Google News

The States Can’t Blockchain
1 March 2020, Yahoo Finance

Building a scalable PostgreSQL solution
14 April 2019, Packt Hub

Interview with Frank Huerta and Mason Sharp on PostGres-XL
13 May 2014, opensource.com

When PostgreSQL Doesn't Scale Well Enough
18 April 2016, DZone News

Schedule for 2ndQuadrant PostgreSQL Conference 2017 Announced
28 September 2017, PR Newswire

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Billing Associate
Rocco Fiore and Sons, Libertyville, IL

Natural Software Developer (ADABAS)
GroupA, West Sacramento, CA

Natural/Mainframe/Adabas Programmer Analyst
Ajna Infotech, Jackson, MS

Natural/Adabas Programmer Analyst
ECI - Sacramento, West Sacramento, CA

Database Administrator - ITS4
State of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

VP Software Engineering (Mainframe)
Paccore, Inc., Covina, CA

Layup Operator
TIGHITCO, Berlin, CT

SHEET METAL MECHANIC (AIRCRAFT/PAINTER)
US Department of the Air Force, Peterson AFB, CO

Data Engineer – Logs
PERITUS.AI, Palo Alto, CA

SHEET METAL MECHANIC (AIRCRAFT/PAINTER)
US Department of the Air Force, MacDill AFB, FL

Service Reliability Engineer (Tooling)
TransUnion, Portland, OR

Data Scientist
Cerebri AI, Austin, TX

Director, Quality Engineering - Performance
ServiceNow, San Diego, CA

Staff Quality Engineer
ServiceNow, San Diego, CA

Staff Quality Engineer
ServiceNow, Santa Clara, CA

Principal Software Engineer / Architect
ServiceNow, Santa Clara, CA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

How do MariaDB, Oracle MySQL and EnterpriseDB compare?
Get the white paper to
learn more.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

RavenDB logo

Setup a fully managed RavenDB Cloud Database in minutes. Enjoy hosting, management, backups all in one place.
Grab a Free Instance

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Datastax Luna logo

Simple, subscription-based support for open source
Apache Cassandra™ from the Cassandra experts.
Learn more.

Present your product here