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

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAdabas infodenotes "adaptable data base"  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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 WhisperBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument 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
Score0.47
Rank#212  Overall
#102  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#288  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websitewww.4d.comwww.softwareag.com/­corporate/­products/­adabas_natural/­adabas/­default.htmlgithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webwww.postgres-xl.orgstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationdoc.4d.comgraphite.readthedocs.iowww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
Developer4D, IncSoftware AGChris DavisSTS Soft SC
Initial release1984197120062014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2011
Current releasev17.0, July 201810 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languagePythonCC#
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
BS2000
Linux
Unix
Windows
z/OS
z/VSE
Linux
Unix
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data onlyyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 indexesyesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yes infowith add-on product Adabas SQL Gatewaynoyes infodistributed, parallel query executionno
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
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
.NET Client API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
NaturalJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesin Naturalnouser defined functionsno
Triggersyesnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes, with additonal products like Adabas Cluster Services, Adabas Parallel Services, Adabas Vistanonehorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationyes, with add-on product Event Replicatornonenone
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 integrityyesnonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID infoMVCCno
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-standardno

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