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DBMS > 4D vs. Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Altibase vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. searchxml

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Altibase vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. searchxml

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  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 RDBMSCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.DBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeNative XML DBMS
Search engine
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Score2.56
Rank#118  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.35
Rank#288  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score1.25
Rank#175  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
Score11.14
Rank#47  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#377  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#24  Search engines
Websitewww.4d.comwww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbaltibase.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestorewww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
Developer4D, IncAlibabaAltibaseGoogleinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release1984199920172015
Current releasev18 R5, January 2021v7.1.0.5.3, March 20211.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infosince February 2018commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageC++C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
hostedWindows
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-92nono
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Java
Python
C
C++
Java
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesstored procedures and stored functionsyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsyes infoon the application server
Triggersyesyesyesyes, with Cloud Functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesMulti-source replicationyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoUsing Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDyesmultiple 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.noyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.Domain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services
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