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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Altibase vs. Datastax Enterprise vs. searchxml

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.An enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.DBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column storeNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.64
Rank#118  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score0.31
Rank#295  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score1.32
Rank#173  Overall
#85  Relational DBMS
Score8.68
Rank#54  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.00
Rank#377  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#24  Search engines
Websitewww.4d.comwww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbaltibase.comwww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualsdocs.datastax.comwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
Developer4D, IncAlibabaAltibaseDataStaxinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release1984199920112015
Current releasev18 R5, January 2021v7.1.0.5.3, March 20216.8, April 20201.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-freeschema-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.yesyesnonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yesANSI SQL-92SQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Java
Python
C
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesstored procedures and stored functionsnoyes infoon the application server
Triggersyesyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsmultiple readers, single writer
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
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.noyesyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per objectDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services
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4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDBAltibaseDatastax Enterprisesearchxml
Specific characteristicsApsaraDB for PolarDB is a cloud-native relational database 100% compatible with MySQL...
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DataStax Enterprise is scale-out data infrastructure for enterprises that need to...
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Competitive advantagesWebinar: Top Scientists Live: Tech Secrets to Double 11's Success Revealed. White...
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Supporting the following application requirements: Zero downtime - Built on Apache...
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Typical application scenariosCreating a Robust Cloud-Based Database for Fintech, E-Commerce and Gaming. Learn...
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Applications that must be massively and linearly scalable with 100% uptime and able...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald's, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSpecification and pricing. You can use either of the following billing methods to...
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