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DBMS > 4D vs. Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Altibase vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. searchxml

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Altibase vs. Microsoft Azure SQL Database vs. searchxml

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azure  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 RDBMSDatabase as a Service offering with high compatibility to Microsoft SQL ServerDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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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
Score81.98
Rank#16  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#377  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#24  Search engines
Websitewww.4d.comwww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbaltibase.comazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­sql-databasewww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­azure-sqlwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
Developer4D, IncAlibabaAltibaseMicrosoftinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release1984199920102015
Current releasev18 R5, January 2021v7.1.0.5.3, March 2021V121.0
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++C++
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
hostedWindows
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.yesyesnoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92yesANSI SQL-92yesno
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
Java
Python
C
C++
Java
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesstored procedures and stored functionsTransact SQLyes infoon the application server
Triggersyesyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyesyes, with always 3 replicas availableyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACIDmultiple 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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardDomain, 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 PolarDBAltibaseMicrosoft Azure SQL Database infoformerly SQL Azuresearchxml
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