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DBMS > 4D vs. AlaSQL vs. jBASE vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. AlaSQL vs. jBASE vs. SwayDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemJavaScript DBMS libraryA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Multivalue DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.85
Rank#93  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#221  Overall
#32  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score1.76
Rank#121  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#289  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Websitewww.4d.comalasql.orgwww.jbase.comwww.swaydb.io
Technical documentationdoc.4d.comgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.jbase.com
Developer4D, IncAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffZumasysSimer Plaha
Initial release1984201419912018
Current releasev17.0, July 20185.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-LicensecommercialOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptScala
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnooptionalno
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.yesnoyesno
Secondary indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92Close to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.Embedded SQL for jBASE in BASICno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
JavaScript.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyesno
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationnoneyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsnoAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelno

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