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DBMS > 4D vs. AlaSQL vs. jBASE

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. AlaSQL vs. jBASE

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemJavaScript DBMS libraryA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middleware
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Multivalue DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.64
Rank#90  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#218  Overall
#31  Document stores
#105  Relational DBMS
Score1.54
Rank#118  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comalasql.orgwww.jbase.com
Technical documentationdoc.4d.comgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqldocs.jbase.com
Developer4D, IncAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffZumasys
Initial release198420141991
Current releasev17.0, July 20185.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMIT-Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScript
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnooptional
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.yesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesno
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 BASIC
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JavaScript APIProprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
JavaScript.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsnoAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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