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DBMS > 4D vs. AlaSQL vs. H2 vs. NuoDB

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. AlaSQL vs. H2 vs. NuoDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemJavaScript DBMS libraryFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.NuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
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Score2.79
Rank#109  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#226  Overall
#35  Document stores
#108  Relational DBMS
Score9.81
Rank#51  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score0.96
Rank#178  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comalasql.orgwww.h2database.comnuodb.com
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldoc.nuodb.com
Developer4D, IncAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffThomas MuellerNuoDB, Inc.
Initial release1984201420052013
Current releasev18 R5, January 20212.1.210, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)commercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaC++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VMhosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92Close to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yesyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
JavaScriptJava.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined FunctionsJava, SQL
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenonenonedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/written
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationnoneWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes infoMVCC
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesyes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users

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