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DBMS > 4D vs. Alibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. Graph Engine vs. Hawkular Metrics

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Alibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL vs. Amazon CloudSearch vs. Graph Engine vs. Hawkular Metrics

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAlibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL infoformer name was HybridDB  Xexclude from comparisonAmazon CloudSearch  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemAn online MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) data warehousing service based on GreenplumA hosted search engine service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineHawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engineGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.56
Rank#97  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#227  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Score2.69
Rank#93  Overall
#9  Search engines
Score0.55
Rank#203  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#33  Key-value stores
Score0.06
Rank#311  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hybriddb-postgresqlaws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.graphengine.iowww.hawkular.org
Technical documentationdoc.4d.comwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­35387.htmdocs.aws.amazon.com/­cloudsearchwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualwww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guide
Developer4D, IncAlibaba / Pivotal Software Inc. / PostgreSQL Global Development GroupAmazonMicrosoftCommunity supported by Red Hat
Initial release19842016201220102014
Current releasev17.0, July 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation language.NET and CJava
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
hostedhosted.NETLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.yesyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoall search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yesnonono
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP APIRESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
C#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesnoyesno
Triggersyesyesnonoyes infovia Hawkular Alerting
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infoautomatic partitioning across Amazon Search Instance as requiredhorizontal partitioningSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes infomanaged transparently by AWSselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardauthentication via encrypted signaturesno

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